Graduates work with individuals, families and communities to identify strategies that can create positive change. They respond to a range of social issues including family conflict, poverty and financial issues, substance abuse, and grief and loss. Students can choose electives in key areas of practice that include domestic violence, Indigenous health, child protection and family practice, and international social work practice. Students complete other electives in areas such as public health. Students examine contemporary social issues, social policy, sociological concepts, Indigenous perspectives, and human rights and ethics. They also explore career paths with 1000 hours of professional placement experiences in direct service support, advocacy services, and policy development. An honours program based on GPA is available at the end of year 2.
QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme: If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer to study at QUT on 18 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. For more information, visit Year 12 Early Offer Scheme at QUT.
QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.
If you have already completed a bachelor degree which includes the equivalent of one year (8 units) of full-time studies in social science, the Master of Social Work -Qualifying at QUT offers an shorter pathway to becoming a registered social worker.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Social Work at QUT.
Flexible learning option allows students to enrol in 24 credit points per semester (part-time), increasing to 36 credit points (full-time) in the placement semesters. The two placement units in the Bachelor of Social Work are each worth 36 credit points. Daytime attendance is required for the part-time periods; some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions.
All students complete all field placements in the required external settings.
This course can be combined with the TAFE Qld – Greater Brisbane Diploma of Community Services . Refer to entry for the diploma under TAFE Qld.
There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from qut.edu.au/study.
A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.
Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
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
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Health and disability agencies, income support, child protection, juvenile justice, community programs, youth services, corrections, family support, counselling, social policy.
Australian Association of Social Workers.
4 years Full time or 4-8 years Flexible delivery