Duration

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

Commencing 2015

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/Rank 2014*

12/74

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

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

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6152

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

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.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Social Work and Human Services

Email: swahs@social.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

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. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 23120

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Social Work?

Social work is a personally rewarding career for those who have an interest in working with people, and in addressing social and community issues and problems. Social work and social policy play vital roles in contemporary Australia, as issues such as unemployment, an ageing population and economic uncertainty impact on our society.

Often people find themselves facing the complexities of our society and sometimes need support and assistance in resolving problems. Social workers play a key part in developing a society based on social justice, and in redressing situations that disadvantage people. Social workers aim to stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are disadvantaged. They also work to alleviate personal pain and distress, and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.

What you can study

In first year, students explore various social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, government, economics and philosophy. Students are also introduced to welfare and social issues in Australian society. Second year studies develop a secure foundation of knowledge and skills related to social work practice, and explore professional and ethical values. In both third and fourth years, students spend several months working in an agency setting under professional supervision. Students develop specialised knowledge of organisations and skills in social work practice, and begin to articulate their own framework for professional practice.

Courses

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

Placement courses

Compulsory Placement Course

Students are required to complete 1000 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program, 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 are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing the placement. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the field placement office in the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences. All students attending placement will be provided with a Field Placement hand book prior to the commencement of their placement.

Honours

Honours is awarded based on the weighted percentage of specific courses in the program's final year.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
12/74

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
734001 - B Social Work

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application information

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through 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

From 2014, applicants with a non-English speaking background, please note: this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum for admission. The requirement is IELTS Academic overall 7 and a score of 7 in each sub-band of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

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

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001964F

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6152

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 23120

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

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

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Social Work

Careers

Graduates are equipped for employment in many areas of social welfare and human services, including:
# Medical social work
# Community development
# Aboriginal affairs
# Mental health
# Community health
# Private enterprise
# Correctional services
# Social security
# Family and child welfare
# The ageing community
# Industrial welfare
# Women's issues
# Youth work
# Welfare and community planning, development and administration

Professional memberships

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

  • 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 comprising either:

  • all Part A courses, #6 Part B, and #4 Part C; or
  • all Part A courses, a minor, and #2 Part B.
  • Refer to 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