Bachelor of Social Work
Griffith University - Logan

Course outline

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.

Note

Distance education students must be available to attend 20 days of face-to-face intensive study at the Gold Coast campus throughout the program.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Social Work.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

97.05

73.00

59.25

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

97.05

79.95

67.25

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

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 in this sector largely driven by the NDIS (Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme) and an aging population.

Membership

Australian Association of Social Workers.

Course Code
263371
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$10500 (1st year contribution)
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

Location
Logan