Bachelor of Social Work
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove

Course outline

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.

Combined diploma/degrees

This course can be combined with the TAFE Qld – Greater Brisbane Diploma of Community Services . Refer to entry for the diploma under TAFE Qld.

Fee notes

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

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

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

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

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

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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.

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

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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

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

Career opportunities

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.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$9080 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences, Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Flexible delivery
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 4-8 years Flexible delivery