Please refer to: BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Social Work is no longer available.

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Work.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

10/79

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

734001 - B Social Work (Hons)
734001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Work.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001964F

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Social Work?

This program has been superseded by the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).

Social Workers build relationships with individuals, groups and communities. Their mission to help is found in the space between an individual and the broader community. Their mission is to help and empower people to overcome particular problems, and to champion the rights of disadvantaged groups to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

UQ's Bachelor of Social Work combine score knowledge and skills in social work, social policy and research. During your program you'll learn about social work and the law, human development, professional ethics, and the principles and ideas that guide social workers.

Social workers provide support and guidance to vulnerable people, and believe in the fundamental values of human dignity and worth - because people deserve better lives.

What you can study

Develop a strong knowledge foundation in the social science disciplines during your first year, in fields including anthropology, sociology, psychology, government, economics and philosophy. Students are also introduced to welfare and social issues in Australian society

You can choose to specialise in one of the following areas: Child, Youth and Family; Health and Ageing; or Mental Health. Each of these minors provides detailed insight into social work practice with particular groups, or in particular settings

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Work.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Social Work

Placement courses

Students gain 1000 hours of supervised placement, meeting the requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers. This may involve some work in vacation periods and some incidental costs.

Students are generally placed in proximity to the University due to course attendance requirements; however rural, interstate and international placements can been organised. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base. In some cases placement locations will incur travel time of up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections. Travel costs will be incurred by students during this time which could result in possible lost income.

Students will be provided with a Field Placement hand book prior to the commencement of their placement.

Honours

Honours is available from third year for eligible students based on GPA and a competitive selection process.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
10/79

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
734001 - B Social Work (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application information

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing placements.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing placements.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001964F

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Social Work

Careers

Many social workers practise in a variety of areas during their careers, including government agencies, child protection, drug and alcohol support clinics, Indigenous health and welfare agencies, residential care, community organisations, private practice and many other organisations, in roles such as:

  • advocates or negotiators acting for people facing discrimination or unable to act for themselves
  • community workers in local government or community organisations to bring about change and develop community support services
  • in hospitals to help patients and their families cope with and adjust to their health conditions
  • with individuals and families facing personal distress or crisis associated with family and personal relationships
  • with those experiencing the loss of health or employment due to disability
  • planning and management of social and welfare services in local, State and Federal government departments
  • family therapists.
Some of our more experienced graduates are CEOs of government and non-government organisations, policy officers, community development workers, international aid workers, family therapists and probation.
AASW Accredited Qualification logo This is an AASW accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers

Accreditation body

  • Australian Association Of Social Workers

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Social Work

To complete the Bachelor of Social Work, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BSocWk course list comprising either:

  • all Part A courses
  • #6 Part B courses and
  • #4 Part C
    or
  • all Part A courses
  • a minor and
  • #2 Part B
Refer to the BSocWk rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Work.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Social Work