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.
Distance education students must be available to attend 20 days of face-to-face intensive study at the Gold Coast campus throughout the program.
Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Social Work.
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Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University website.
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Griffith VET Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.
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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.
Australian Association of Social Workers.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time