Bachelor of Social Work

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Bachelor of Social Work equips you with the knowledge and skills to enhance the wellbeing of others through an understanding of policy, socioeconomic factors and social justice issues. If you are passionate about human rights and have a strong sense of social justice, this is the perfect course to begin your journey towards a rewarding career in social work. In this course, you will gain the skills to work effectively with individuals, families and communities to address key factors causing inequality. Enabling social change, you will help to improve the quality of life for those who need it most. With an emphasis on progressive, student-centred teaching practices, we ensure you will be learning the latest approaches and techniques for a career improving the lives of others. You will cover contemporary social topics including: human behaviour; public policy; processes and interventions; social justice. You will gain an understanding of a range of social research methods and contemporary health issues - learning how to design and conduct research relevant to social work practice. The practice education placements included within this course will give you invaluable experience as you learn from qualified social work practitioners who have a minimum of two years work experience. You will complete two placements of 500 hours each, in a variety of communities and workplaces in metropolitan and regional settings. This ensures you will gain multiple perspectives and will help you graduate job-ready. The Bachelor of Social Work is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification, so you will graduate with an entry qualification into the social work profession.


32 credit points of study, including two practice education units as part of the core units, each involving a minimum of 500 hours (across at least 65 days) of practicum (field placement) in a social or community service agency or program. Failure of a practice education placement will normally lead to exclusion.


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Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
  • Police check
  • Working with Children check. International students must have an overall IELTS score of 7 with no band less than 7.


Australian Association of Social Workers Ltd (AASW)

Study pathways

H330 is a qualifying degree and does not have a formal pathway to further study. Graduates can however enrol in an HDR masters in social work or another discipline. Graduates of H430 can enrol in an HDR masters in social work or another discipline or an HDR doctoral program.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Waterfront International: $134,736
  • ATAR: 66
  • Part-time : 9 years
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
  • Flexible Delivery

Further information

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