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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Be in demand to play a key role in developing a society based on social justice, and in alleviating disadvantage.Select where you studied and your qualification to see the minimum entry score you need to be considered for this program.Use the minimum entry score as a guide.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
2382, 085539F
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$32,352 per year / $129,408 total

About this course

As a qualified social worker, you'll have a commitment to the well-being of society and be highly skilled to intervene with and support individuals, families, groups and communities to achieve equitable access to opportunities and resources.

You'll have the skills to stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. You'll also work to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.

UQ lets you forge your own path in social work, undergoing foundation and advanced practice in the areas of health and ageing, children, youth and families, and mental health. Your focused learning, research and placement opportunities will be combined with core knowledge and skills in social work, social policy and research. You'll learn from award-winning educators about the law, human development, professional ethics and the principles and ideas that guide social workers.

You'll also undertake 1000 hours of supervised placement in a range of clinical settings, including hospitals and a variety of public and private agencies. Plus you may complete a rural, interstate or international placement in your final year.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Build on common social work education foundations and develop your understanding and skills as you progress through the program, undertaking increasingly complex social work tasks
  • Acquire valuable research skills to inform policy and practice decisions.
  • Work with families and communities to address social issues and problems through interpersonal, community and policy solutions.
  • Benefit from innovative learning methods that simulate real client encounters and learn appropriate responses to any situation
  • Graduate job-ready, and qualified to excel in this rapidly growing field.

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Youth counsellor
  • Child welfare worker
  • Family therapist
  • Community worker
  • Social worker
  • Social and welfare services planner
  • Disability advocate
  • Disability support worker