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Bachelor of Social Work


CRICOS provider number: 00219C TEQSA provider ID: PRV12073 RTO code: 40939

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The Bachelor of Social Work aims to produce social work graduates who will be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). In your pursuit of social justice, you will acquire values, knowledge and skills relevant to diverse social environments where you will be able to advocate for and support for people impacted by social and structural inequalities. You will utilise approaches such as case management, social group work and family work, social policy, being research-minded and community practice to create change. You will learn strategies focused on change for the individual, family, organisation and community.

You will have the opportunity to complete two field education placements where you will begin to apply your developing knowledge and skills and see in-practice examples of theory. Whether you seek a career in policy, research, direct practice with family groups or communities, this degree will ensure you are equipped with the skills, knowledge and values to assist the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our communities to achieve the best outcomes.

Areas of study

Children, youth and families, ethical professional practice, first nation and non-indigenous history, human services and the law, mental health, social foundations of psychology.

Career opportunities

Social worker in a range of areas including  health, government administration, child protection, community organisations, justice, aged care, and defence.

Professional recognition

This course will be accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. CQU received full accreditation of the BSW(Hons) in 2018.

Practical experience

Up to 1,000 hours of field education placements. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require you to undertake health or security checks.

Fees and charges

Refer to CQUniversity current fee information.


English Standard (Band 2).

Admission criteria

All applicants

Refer to the CQUniversity general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the CQUniversity website.

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ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

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  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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