Diploma of Social and Psychological Science/Bachelor of Social Work
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This program is ideal for students with a passion for social justice and human rights. Social workers make an impact on the lives of others, making this a rewarding study choice. In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts. On successful completion of the diploma, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Social Work with credit. This accredited program develops high quality social work practitioners with critical thinking skills grounded in the values and ethics of the profession, promoting social justice, diversity, equity, and a commitment to the rights and needs of the people with whom they work. Graduates are prepared for practice in a range of social work roles. For more course information, visit Diploma of Social and Psychological Science and Bachelor of Social Work at Griffith University.


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

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

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

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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

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Child welfare and families; counselling; employment and income support; health and mental health; policy development and research. Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultures including migrants and refugees, the disability field, older persons, youth and adolescents.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Gold Coast