What will I learn?
Create a career that improves the quality of life and develops the potential of individuals, groups and communities.
Social workers perform a crucial role in helping people confront social problems and improving the quality of their lives. Your social work degree will open the door to careers in government, non-government, welfare and community-based organizations in many different roles.
You will undertake two industry-based education placements in different human service agency settings under the supervision of experienced social workers. The Social Work Field manual provides you with information about the course field education arrangements and requirements.
The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) (external link). Upon completion social work graduates will also be eligible for membership with the AASW.
The Bachelor of Social Work will open the door to a career where you can improve the quality of life and develop the potential of individuals, groups and communities. It will give you the knowledge and skills to help others resolve social problems, as well as further human rights, social justice and social development.
Community health center counselor
Drug and alcohol worker
Homelessness policy officer
Organizations employing social work graduates
Graduates can typically find employment in a wide range of roles in not-for-profit and charitable organizations, as well as the community and government sectors.
To attain the Bachelor of Social Work students will be required to complete 384 credit points (equivalent to 28 units) consisting of:
48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) of College Core units. 228 credit points (equivalent to 19 Units) of Social Work Professional units. 72 credit points (equivalent to 2 Units) of Field Education units. 36 credit points (equivalent to 3 units) of Advanced Elective studies. 1,000 hours of Field Education Placement.
Which department am I in? College of Arts and Education
Entry into undergraduate courses (for example a bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169. VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal: TAFE: VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses; Year 12: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English; International: Completion of a secondary school qualification equivalent to Australia's year 12 or VCE qualification. IELTS minimum 6.0 (no band less than 6); Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience may be considered on the basis of equivalence. You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved; English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): B grade.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
US$18,537.00 per year
26 February 2018, 23 July 2018
Footscray Nicholson Campus Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets, FOOTSCRAY, Victoria, 3011, MELBOURNE, Australia