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Bachelor of Social Work
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Study UniSQ’s four-year Bachelor of Social Work online as a full time or part time student. You will develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a catalyst for change in society. As a graduate social worker, you can work with individuals, families, at the community level or in policy development and evaluation where you can address structural disadvantage. You will study human experience and the importance of the social and physical environments; communication; ethics and legal issues; cultural safety and how to work alongside First Nations peoples; working regionally and rurally; and how to engage with climate change and eco-social justice. Our social work courses will allow you to work across the lifespan and in many diverse fields of practice including Child protection and family wellbeing; Disability, Health and hospitals; Mental health; Schools; and Domestic and Family Violence services. Experience two 500-hour industry-based placements where you will be mentored and supervised by an experienced social worker in a chosen field of practice. On placement, you will develop expertise in building relationships, working alongside people to formulate interventions that make a difference to their lives. Upon graduation from UniSQ, you will be an excellent communicator, be able to comprehensively and collaboratively assess individual and community needs, problem solve, advocate for human rights and social justice, navigate complex services and systems, and contribute to policy development and evaluation. For more information, visit Bachelor of Social Work at UniSQ.

Admissions Criteria

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Career opportunities

Graduate with the knowledge, skills and an ethical practice framework that enables you to deliver social work services in areas such as child protection, youth justice, domestic and family violence, mental health services, disability support, hospitals and health care, sexual assault services, asylum seekers and refugee support, community services and schools. Social work leads to careers in agencies and services that provide opportunities for working with individuals and families in the community, but your degree will also enable you to work towards societal change through advocacy, policy development and evaluation, and legislative input. A UniSQ social work degree allows you to work locally, nationally and internationally as your skills and knowledge are in high demand.

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15 Jan 2024
24 Apr 2024

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD
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