The Social Work degree teaches you to understand people, giving you the skills to help them through challenging times such as homelessness, addiction, abuse, mental illness, poverty, ageing and discrimination.

Studies in the areas of social work practice and social and behavioural sciences equip you to find practical solutions to help people reduce stress and improve their quality of life.

There is a strong emphasis on practical skills, with professional-practice courses running from the first year, while field placements provide opportunities to apply classroom learning to real-life situations, either in Australia or overseas.

Program Code


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Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments



  • Social Work

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual mode (168 UOC) made up of: 1. Program Core (168 UOC - 23 courses)

Dual mode is available in 4045 Social Work (Honours)/Arts, 4034 Social Work (Honours)/Criminology & Criminal Justice, 4044 Social Work (Honours)/Social Research & Policy, and 4787 Social Work (Honours)/Law.

Career opportunities

  • Policy analyst and adviser
  • Research officer
  • Project manager
  • Social worker

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Graduates qualify for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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