This degree provides students with both broad and specialised knowledge of Australian society and the Australian welfare state, as well as the nature of social issues. Studies include topics such as psychology, social justice and social policy. Students gain practical skills through supervised field experience totalling 1000 hours. JCU offers guaranteed admissions to most courses if a minimum ATAR is achieved. Learn more here: Guaranteed Admission at JCU. For current course information, visit Bachelor of Social Work at JCU.
All students must attend face-to-face, on-campus workshops for 20 days or more each year.
This course can be combined with the following courses at TAFE Qld: D Alcohol and Other Drugs; D Child, Youth and Family Intervention; D Community Services; D Counselling; D Community Development; D Youth Work; AdvD Community Sector Management. Refer to entry for the diploma under TAFE Qld.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
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
Government and non-government agencies, hospitals, drug rehabilitation centres, community centres, prisons, industrial workplaces, policy development.
Australian Association of Social Workers.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time