Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Make a difference by helping others thrive. Life in today's world brings harsh challenges. Poverty, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence and personal crisis can severely impact a person's ability to feel safe, find a stable home and pursue opportunities. As a social worker, you'll provide support and assistance to people and families in need. La Trobe's Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) gives you the clinical knowledge and hands-on skills to launch your career. You'll learn from world-renowned academics about promoting human rights and the importance of social justice. Our diverse range of subjects provide foundations in both psychology and sociology. Two 14-week placements enable you to put your knowledge and skills into practice and gain professional experience within leading health and welfare organisations in Victoria.

Structure

480 credit points

Subjects

  • Sociology and society - Discover the cultural changes that shaped Australian society and how individuals connect with each other
  • Foundations of psychological science - Gain the clinical knowledge and skills used to examine human behaviour and treat mental illness
  • Human services - Explore the values, ethics and practice of social work and human services
  • Social work and inequality - Study the issues of inequality and their impact on people's wellbeing.

Standard entry requirements

VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Albury-Wodonga
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Bendigo
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Mildura
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Shepparton
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

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