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: $56,000

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:


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

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info No Online
Hobart No info No Full time 2 years
Hobart No info No Part time 5 years
Launceston No info No Full time 2 years
Launceston No info No Part time 5 years
Cradle Coast No info No Full time 2 years
Cradle Coast No info No Part time 5 years

Outstanding achievements in both international and national research rankings reflect our willingness to constantly challenge ourselves – a mindset we pass on to our 30,000 local, national and international students who study across a broad range of disciplines including agriculture and environmental science, architecture and design, arts, humanities and social science, business and economics, computing and it, education and teaching, engineering, health sciences and community care, media, law, maritime studies, medicine, marine and Antarctic, music, theatre, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, and science.  

From our stunning island home we’re free to think on a bigger scale – which we do. Our campuses in Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast allow us to utilise the best of our island’s natural and built resources to deliver high-quality educational outcomes. With programs embedded within local and national industries, and additional campuses in Sydney and China, our students gain unparalleled practical learning opportunities unique to the University of Tasmania. 

Our growing student population includes more than 6,000 international students drawn from over 80 countries. Our global reach, supported by partnerships with more than 90 institutions in 30 countries around the world, is ever-expanding.

Through the creation of new ideas, innovation and knowledge, the research we undertake impacts the future prosperity of society and the environment at the local, national and global level.

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The University of Tasmania is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, with research activity and expertise that is globally recognised. In the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Tasmania is placed in the top 2% of universities world-wide which reaffirms our reputation as a premier research institution. The University’s consistent world class performance in this and other high profile international ranking systems, across a breadth of disciplines is a testament to the strength and diversity of its research.

Some of the best teachers in the country

In the last two years, the university has received more teaching awards than any other Australian university according to the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

With a curriculum focused on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as global perspective and social responsibility, University of Tasmania graduates are equipped and inspired to respond to opportunities and challenges in an ever-changing world. 

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Life as a University of Tasmania student is much more than attending lectures and tutorials. It is also about meeting new people, creating a life-long network of colleagues and friends, having fun, developing new skills and ways of thinking, connecting with industry and the community, and creating a happy and healthy life. Our campuses offer on-campus accommodation, clubs, societies and sporting options.

Practice-based learning

Our lecturers have real-world experience in the subjects they teach. We have strong connections with local and national industry to offer practical learning and research opportunities. A number of our degrees include compulsory practical placements, while others offer students opportunities for corporate internships. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available for students at all levels of their tertiary education including everything from laboratories to simulation centres and training vessels. 


The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. The awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Contact us to find out more

Domestic Future Student enquiries:
Phone: 1300 363 864

International Future Student enquiries:
Phone: +61 3 8676 7017

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