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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

10/79

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

QTAC Code(s)

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

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

AQF level

AQF level 8

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.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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 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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

CRICOS Code: 085539F

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.

AQF level

AQF level 8

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 (Honours)?

Social Workers build relationships with individuals, groups and communities and advocate by being 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.

This program combines core 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.

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.

Students 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 (Honours).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

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 (Honours)

Placement courses

Students will undertake approximately 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of public and private agencies. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
10/79

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

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 must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

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

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application requirements

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement. Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 085539F

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.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

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, 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 (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), 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(Hons) course list comprising either:

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

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

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)