University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

Learn about the social causes and consequences of crime and disadvantage in this double degree. You’ll be taught how sociological influences can impact offending and gain a deep understanding of Australia’s criminal justice system, including areas of law enforcement, crime policy, the court system and custodial and community corrections. The social work component of the program is fully accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, and prepares professionals to work with individuals, families, groups and communities.In this program you will learn about social inequality and how to make a difference in the legal system as you research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills. You’ll complete two field placements where you’ll learn practical skills. You can choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide, forensic science and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a professional placement in your final year.


Total units: 480

Standard entry requirements

Have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.


Australian Association of Social Workers.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UniSC Moreton Bay International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 5 years
UniSC Sunshine Coast International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 5 years

Further information

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers a Regional Preference Scheme for eligible applicants who reside or attend school in one of the following regional council areas: Sunshine Coast Regional Council; Noosa Council; Gympie Regional Council; Moreton Bay Regional Council; Somerset Regional Council; Fraser Coast Regional Council; South Burnett Regional Council. For eligible applicants an additional OP score of one or two selection ranks is granted.

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