Deakin University

Bachelor of Social Work

Deakin University

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

Gain the skills to work effectively with individuals, families and communities to address key factors causing inequality. With an emphasis on progressive, student-centred teaching practices, we ensure you learn the latest approaches to enable social change and improve the lives of others. 1000 hours of practice education placements will give you invaluable hands-on experience as you learn from qualified social work practitioners. You’ll complete two placements in a variety of communities and workplaces in metropolitan, regional or rural settings, ensuring you gain multiple perspectives and graduate job-ready.You’ll 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 enable you to graduate with confidence, ready to launch your career in this highly rewarding industry.


  • 32 credit points which must include: Pass stream: 29 core units (these are compulsory)
  • and 3 elective units (you can choose which ones to study). H430 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours): 30 core units
  • 2 elective units (you can choose which ones to study). Students must complete 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.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Geelong Waterfront International: $137,424 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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