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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.

#1

in Queensland for full-time graduate employment* * Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Practical learning

Benefit from 1,000 hours of placement

#1

in Queensland for median graduate salary* Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Commencing

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

Fees

$30,080.00+

+estimated annual tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

Duration

4 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3/4,C)

CRICOS Code

010351E

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.