Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
480 credit points
- 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.
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