You’ll develop the ability to work with skill and passion to enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, both locally and globally. The social issues people experience in a dynamically changing world are often complex, and this program aims to produce graduates who can support change ethically across a diversity of needs, forms of disadvantage, and practice contexts. Students learn through a rich combination of academic and extensive work practice knowledge and approaches. The program is underpinned by principles of human rights, social justice and integrity as the foundation for professional social work practice For more information, visit Bachelor of Social Work at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
Second-year, third-year and fourth-year courses will be offered online progressively from 2023 onwards. Note that this degree requires some on-campus attendance for mandatory intensive classes. If applying online there will be a face to face component, where students will be required to attend campus for 20 days as required by AASW accreditation standards. This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.
Students must complete two field education placements in third and fourth years at approved agencies. A Suitability Card (Blue Card) is required; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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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
* “<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.
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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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Community-based and government roles in health, mental health, disability, schools, policy development, Centrelink, and child protection.
Australian Association of Social Workers.
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time