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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Social Work

Course code: #MBSW

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Social Work

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Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $29,400 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    63 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    000537M

Highlights
Industry Project
Practical Experience
Professional Practice
Research
Work-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31
Winter-July 30-June-2023 2023-06-30

Overview

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Study with the No.1 University in SA for graduate careers in Social Work1 and No.1 in SA for teaching quality in Social Work2.
  • Build your practical skills in the innovative on-campus Social Work and Human Services Studio.
  • This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Get hands-on experience and build pivotal networks through supervised local and rural work placements.
  • Complete 1,000 hours of supervised field placements.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Social Work and Psychology.

 

This degree provides you with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioural and social sciences, and equips you with the skills to work in a range of fields in social work and human services

It has been developed around four major areas of study: social work theory; social work practice and skills; social policy; and social research.

You will gain practical experience as part of the degree’s field education placement component

This is a valuable learning opportunity where you will build industry networks and further enhance vital hands-on, practical skills necessary to succeed in your future social work career.

Students who have completed a TAFE Diploma in Community Services are eligible for 18 units of credit. 

Students who have completed a TAFE Advanced Diploma in Community Services are eligible for 36 units of credit.

 

Learn from industry experts and award-winning researchers, gain practical experience in the on-campus Social Work and Human Services Studio, and build workplace networks during field education placements.

In the custom-built studios, you will work alongside field practitioners and academic staff in simulated, real-life situations. Using recording equipment and cameras, you can review your work and learn from your experiences. Third and fourth-year work placements will provide valuable real-world experience, you will experience what it’s like to work in local, rural and international settings.

 

This degree focuses on four major areas of study:

 

  • social work theory: you will develop knowledge of various social work approaches as they relate to individuals, families, communities, groups and organisations
  • social work practice and skills: you will work in custom-built Social Work and Human Services Studio to develop a range of skills needed to work in social practice - in this dedicated space you will work alongside field practitioners and academic staff in simulated, real-life situations
  • social policy: learn how to identify the social policies that affect people’s lives and the strategic ways that social workers may be able to influence these policies
  • social research: learn how to use, evaluate and construct research

You will also gain valuable professional experience when you complete 1,000 hours of work placements during your third and fourth years.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$34,600

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,184
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,200
Tuition 1 person $29,400

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • A certified* copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.
  • Certified* copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates, including information on your institution’s grading system as required.
  • English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) where applicable.
  • Detailed syllabi/course outlines of previous studies if you are applying for credit or advanced standing.
  • Additional academic and employer references if required

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
7
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
7
reading

TOEFL

94
-
listening
18
writing
-
speaking
18
reading

PTE

65
-
listening
50
writing
-
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

186
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Successful completion of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program: Level 6 (AE6)

 

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can successful completion of the Centre for the English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program. 

 
If they successfully complete the AE program at an appropriate level, students applying to these institutions will not need to take IELTS or any other English language test. 

Depending on their English level upon commencement of the AE program and their required IELTS score for further studies, students will study for between 10 and 40 weeks.


Academic background and requirement

Prerequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

 

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies Program.

If you are an international student studying Year 12 in Australia you need to apply via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). 

 

India (best 4): 63%

 

Canada High School (OSSD): 65%

 

Iran: Pre-University Certificate, National High School Diploma

Successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate OR High School Diploma

 

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

 

Recent secondary education
Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
AND

  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

OR
Higher education study

  • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
  • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at the undergraduate level or above

OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above

OR
Work and life experience

  • Qualify for Special Entry, or
  • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

Career opportunities

  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social Work Teacher

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