Bachelor of Social Work

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Provides a professional education in the field of social work. The course develops a student's professional competencies and enhances their ability to work within a complex, uncertain and contested social work practice environment. Students undertake studies in social work theory and practice, research, politics, policy, law, and ethics, with particular reference to the relevance of this knowledge to practice in regional, rural and remote settings. The curriculum is designed to develop social workers who are able to understand and meet the Practice Standards for Social Workers (AASW, 2013).


  • 28 units
  • 480 credit points
  • clinical or professional work placement

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply


Association of Social Workers (AASW) have accredited this course.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours): Students who have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 percent or higher in the first five semesters may be invited to undertake Honours by transferring to the Bachelor of Social Work Honours.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
South West International: $119,400 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Related careers: Community Development Officer, Mental Health Worker, Human Service Manager, Child Protection Officer, Youth Worker, Policy Research Officer, Hospital Social Worker, Community Health Worker, Family Support Worker, Disability Advocate, Counsellor, Employment Services Officer, Victim Support Officer, Domestic Violence Advocate, Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor, Housing and Homelessness Worker, Union Advocate, Special Project Manager, Social Program Evaluator, Corrections Officer Non-Standard Timetable Students who elect to study online will be required to attend on-campus activities for a minimum of 5 days per semester in order to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

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