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Bachelor of Social Work

Guide and support individuals, families and communities to overcome challenges and succeed in their personal and professional lives.


in Queensland for full-time graduate employment* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area

Practical learning

Benefit from 1,000 hours of placement


Median graduate salary* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area


Brisbane students must study on-campus with some compulsory online subjects. Online study is only available to students admitted to Townsville or Cairns. Some compulsory on-campus attendance is required.


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July
  • Brisbane: February, May



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311099
  • 311091
  • 321091
  • 371091

Course detail

Real stories

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    Leah Nicholls

    Bachelor of Social Work

    With JCU Social Work, I had the opportunity to travel to Kerala, India, for a student exchange program in 2018. It was a life-changing experience, which created new world views and opinions about working with communities, families and individuals. I made lifelong friends who I still keep in contact with today.

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    Wesley Bennet

    Bachelor of Social Work

    I work at ACT for Kids as a social worker and therapist. I come from an Aboriginal family – I’m the first person in my family to go to university. Studying Social Work was great because it gave me the opportunity to work with other Indigenous families. This career is so rewarding and interesting. You won’t regret it.

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    Dr Vinnitta Mosby

    College of Arts, Society and Education

    One of the unique features of JCU Social Work is the incorporation of a lot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content into our degree. Our students will have clients and colleagues who are Indigenous, so it’s very important that they work in an effective, appropriate and respectful manner with communities.

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    Ross Murray

    North Queensland President, Australian Association of Social Workers

    Employing and working alongside JCU Social Work graduates has been a seamless process of securing well trained and supported graduates. The standout attributes we have observed with graduates in our workplace is the level of preparedness and readiness to provide productive clinical services on start of employment.