Bachelor of Social Work

University of Tasmania

Social Work gives you the chance to make a real difference in the lives of individuals, families, groups and communities. Social workers aim to enhance individual and community wellbeing by addressing structural challenges that are harmful to people, such as discrimination, inequality, violence and other forms of oppression. This means that at its core, social work focuses on social justice and human rights issues. The career opportunities for social workers in Australia are diverse. Our graduates work as counsellors, youth workers, community workers, advocates, researchers or one of the many roles requiring a deep understanding of the relationship between people and their physical, cultural, social, economic and political environments. The Bachelor of Social Work is designed for students who want to study social work whilst undertaking their first university degree. This two year end-on degree program, follows the successful completion (or equivalent) of two years study, in a relevant degree from a recognised tertiary institution. Our Bachelor of Social Work is a professionally accredited degree with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), with students undertaking fieldwork placements in a variety of organisations and institutions.

Course Fee:

International: $59,931

Entry Requirements:

2 years of full-time equivalent study in a degree program; or Associate Diploma of Social Science (Community Welfare) or equivalent, plus 2 years of post-qualification employment in a social/community welfare role

Subjects you can Study:

Social work theory and context

Further information:

For more information visit:


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Launceston No info No Part time 5 years
Cradle Coast No info No Part time 5 years
Launceston No info No Full time 2 years
Hobart No info No Full time 2 years
Hobart No info No Online
Hobart No info No Part time 5 years
Cradle Coast No info No Full time 2 years
At the University of Tasmania students study at a quality institution in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Founded in 1890, we are the fourth oldest university in Australia, and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Many of our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

We are highly regarded internationally for our teaching and academic excellence, and our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students one-on-one and offer personalised advice and guidance. Our diverse range of courses, student exchanges and learning experiences offer students a uniquely engaging educational experience, while giving them excellent preparation for their future careers.

The University of Tasmania campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities. Beyond our campuses, the University community is strengthened by a network of more than 100,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries.

Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a friendly and welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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