Bachelor of Social Work - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Social Work

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

QTAC applications are open now.

Do you have a passion for social justice, human rights, making a difference?

This degree produces graduates equipped to work with skill and passion to enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, both locally and globally. The social issues people experience in a dynamically changing world are often complex, and this program aims to produce graduates who can support change ethically across a diversity of needs, forms of disadvantage, and practice contexts. You'll learn through a rich combination of academic and extensive work practice knowledge and approaches. The program is underpinned by principles of human rights, social justice and integrity as the foundation for professional social work practice.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
  • Fraser Coast
CRICOS code
062654D
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$25,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$100,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • The full program will be available at Fraser Coast and Moreton Bay but offered progressively:
  • Fraser Coast - 2nd year 2020, 3rd year 2021, 4th year 2022
    Moreton Bay - 1st year 2020, 2nd year 2021, 3rd year 2022, 4th year 2023
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011151
  • Moreton Bay 014151
  • Fraser Coast 019251
  • Gympie 016151
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 59.40 OP - 16 Rank - 66
USC program code
AR362
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Other requirements
Applicants from a non-English speaking background should refer to the  English language requirements for further information.
Total courses
26
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • The full program will be available at Fraser Coast and Moreton Bay but offered progressively:
  • Fraser Coast - 2nd year 2020, 3rd year 2021, 4th year 2022
    Moreton Bay - 1st year 2020, 2nd year 2021, 3rd year 2022, 4th year 2023
Career opportunities
  • Health
  • Mental health
  • Disability
  • Schools
  • Policy development
  • Centrelink
  • Child protection
Graduates are eligible to become members of:
  • Australian Association of Social Workers.

This program is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers.

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Australia's newest university campus — USC Moreton Bay is opening at Petrie in Semester 1, 2020. Choose from almost 50 undergraduate degrees with applications open from August 2019.

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USC will introduce a full degree in Social Work at its Fraser Coast campus from Semester 1 next year.