Bachelor of Social Work

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This fully accredited program gives students the valuable skills and knowledge needed for effective professional practice as a social worker. It emphasises practical skills and makes students job-ready as they complete over 1,000 hours of supervised placements. At the same time, students will access social research and theoretical perspectives. This will establish a pathway to a rewarding career in social work within private or government agencies, welfare support organisations, community groups or in health.


320 credit points. There are 2 field placements supervised by experienced social workers (total of 1,008 hours) in the third and fourth years.


  • Group work
  • People, place and social difference and the individual in society
  • Practice skills and professional decision making

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Any 2 units of English
  • Students going on placement in NSW Health facilities will need to comply with its occupational screening and vaccination policy for placement.


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Parramatta International: $104,960
  • ATAR: 85
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Liverpool City International: $104,960
  • ATAR: 85
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Inherent requirements apply. See WS website for details.

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