Bachelor of Social Work
Griffith University - Distance ed

Course outline

If you are passionate about social justice and human rights, social work is the profession for you. In this degree, you’ll study society, human services provision, counselling, human behaviour and development, policy and practice as well as specialised social work courses. You’ll complete two four-day-a-week field placements in your degree, each totalling 500 hours, supervised by a qualified social worker. Placements will be sourced in your area of choice where possible, and it may be possible to negotiate a workplace-based field placement. There are also exciting opportunities for international field placements and visiting communities in India and Nepal. Students have completed field placements in Cambodia with UNICEF and Save the Children, and in Indonesia. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Social Work at GU.

Note

Distance education students must be available to attend 20 days of face-to-face intensive study at the Gold Coast campus throughout the program.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Social Work.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit Fit for Professional Practice.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
68.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

32

7

10

0

0

<5*

<5*

54

Percentage of all students

59.3%

13.0%

18.5%

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Social work professional practice includes work with individuals, families and communities. Fields of practice include child welfare and families, health and mental health, counselling, youth and adolescents, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultures including migrants and refugees, the disability field, older persons, employment and income support, policy development and research. Social work continues to have strong projected job growth with health care and social assistance is one of Australia’s leading employment sectors. Strong growth is projected to continue to 2023 in this sector largely driven by the NDIS (Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme) and an aging population.

Membership

Australian Association of Social Workers.

Course Code
276025
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$10500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane