Bachelor of Social Work at Southern Cross University, Australia

The Bachelor of Social Work is a professional entrance degree for social work practice. This course addresses fundamental theories and methods for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. It also provides a foundation in sociology, politics, human development, and social research.

Description

The Bachelor of Social Work is a professional entrance degree for social work practice. This course addresses fundamental theories and methods for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. It also provides a foundation in sociology, politics, human development, and social research.


Through this curriculum, students are equipped for careers in mental health, child protection, cross-cultural work, and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There is a built-in honors program if you decide to pursue research.


With significant job growth, this region offers a range of jobs in customer service, service management, research, strategy, and policy development.

What you will study

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Social Work, students must complete 32 units, or 384 credit points.


  1. The equivalent of 26 core units (336 credit points)

  2. one shared minor (48 credit points), or

  3. Four electives (48 credit points)


To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Social Work (Honors) degree, students must satisfactorily complete the equivalent of 32 units, or 384 credit points.


  1. 23 core units (288 credit points), and

  2. the equivalent of 8 honours units (96 credit points).

Learning Outcomes


  1. To demonstrate integrity and professionalism.

  1. Engage in diversity in practice and policy practice.

  1. Promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice

  1. Practice Research-Informed Practice and Practice Research-Informed Practice.

  1. Participate in families, communities, groups, and organizations.

  1. Assessment of Individuals, Families, Groups, Businesses, and Communities

  1. Everyone should participate: individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

  1. Examine Your Work with Individuals, Families, Groups, Companies, and Communities

Career Opportunities

Social workers in government and non-government positions in fields such as -


  1. Child protection, 

  2. Disability services, 

  3. Housing services, 

  4. Youth work, 

  5. Aged care, 

  6. Alcohol and drug rehabilitation, 

  7. Community engagement, 

  8. Mental health services, 

  9. Domestic violence services.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

The required entry score for undergraduate degrees is the Australian Year 12 qualification as assessed by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR, which is based on the previous academic year and represents a prospective score for program entrance. This score can be found on the Academic Score by Country page.


When comparing applications to the relevant academic standards, the university will use recognized educational resources, such as Australian Education International-NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Center Assessment of Qualifications Manual, and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Center Schedule, to determine the Australian equivalence of a candidate's foreign credentials.

English Language Requirements

These requirements must be met by international applicants and those applicants whose earlier studies were performed in a language other than English.

  • Overall IELTS Score - 7.0

Tuition Fee

  • International Students - 28,000 AUD per year.

  • Domestic Students - Commonwealth Supported

$28,000 per year
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    March
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, CAE, TOEFL (IBT), (PBT), PTE
  • Scholarship
    $5,000 Fee reduction each year