Bachelor of Social Work
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

This degree provides students with the knowledge, theories and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker and eligibility to become a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Covering all the core requirements of an accredited professional social work degree, the course emphasises practice in rural and complex community environments, and focuses on rights-based practice, mental health, Indigenous peoples, child protection and the law. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.

Other requirements

UNE field education units are compliant with the Australian Association of Social Workers requirements for practical experience. Students undertake 1000 hours of fieldwork as two placements over two units. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements to complete this course. Additionally, the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be completed by week 9 of the first trimester of study. In addition, students must meet UNE requirements by week 9 of the first trimester of study. These include a valid Working with Children check for the state or territory in which the student will undertake placement and a National Criminal History Check.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Any two units of English
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

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<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.

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

UNE’s Bachelor of Social Work offers graduates career opportunities found in hospitals, government agencies (such as justice, housing and youth and child protection services), community-based family support and welfare agencies, women’s refuges and community legal centres, city councils, mental health, disability and aged care facilities, schools and for-profit human services (e.g. private practice counselling, employment services).

Membership

Australian Association of Social Workers.

Course Code
616561
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$9184 (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
New England and North West NSW