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Bachelor of Social Work

Make a difference with a rewarding career that supports the social welfare of individuals, families, groups and communities. Benefit from the expertise of leading social workers and lecturers, learning how to build effective relationships with people from diverse cultures and communities. You’ll be empowered to assist individuals to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Social Work

1000 Hours of placement

Gain practical experience through placements across the social welfare field

5 Stars

for median graduate salary Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Social Work

Location

Some compulsory on-campus attendance is required for online students.

Commencing

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

Fees

$12,125.00+

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


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


Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2023 fees will be uploaded by October, 2022.

Duration

4 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311099
  • 311091
  • 321091

Course detail

Real stories

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    Student

    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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    Alumni

    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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    Lecturer

    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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    Employer

    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.