Bachelor of Social Work

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course combines education in a broad base of social and behavioural science subjects with the study of social work theory and practice in both class and field settings. The focus is on the development of professional knowledge and skills integral to the practice of social work including working with individuals and families, groups and communities, social policy and administration and research inquiry. Fieldwork is an important part of the social work program and involves two full-time fieldwork placements of 70 days each. These occur in the fifth and eighth semesters and in a variety of health and human service organisations. During these placements, students are supervised and supported by qualified social workers, and have regular contact with staff from the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work. Social work is practiced in a wide range of settings, including health, community, government and non-government organisations. Social workers deliver services to individuals, families, groups, communities, organisations and government in resolving problems through counselling, advocacy, research, community practice and social policy development.


This course contains majors/streams.


  • Social work

Standard entry requirements

No prior study in a particular subject is required. Applicants must meet the University's standard entry requirements, which include English competency. Applicants must be over the compulsory school age as defined by the Western Australian School Education Act in the year they want to study in the UniReady Enabling Program. STAT elements considered are WE and V. Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of the faculty website. Social Work students must have a Working with Children Clearance.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. The course is recognised by the International Federation of Social Workers.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at High achieving students may undertake honours within this bachelor degree.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $144,400
  • ATAR: 65
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

For more information contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331

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