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Bachelor of Social Work


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Complete the Bachelor of Social Work and become a professionally qualified social worker, eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers. You will be supported by an experienced teaching team and be guided by practising social workers as they complete extensive field placements.

Over the course of four years, you will develop an understanding of the practice methods, skills, knowledge and values of the social work profession. With an emphasis on problem-based learning, you will gain valuable experience in critical and reflective thinking and practice. 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 families 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

Aged care, child protection, disability, health, mental health, youth justice.

Career opportunities

Aged care, child protection, disability, mental health, prisons, youth justice, working with people from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

Professional recognition

This course will be accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. In discussion with the Education Manager of the Australian Association of Social Workers there will be no need for a further accreditation process of this course until 2022, as the development of this course is a recommendation of the AASW Accreditation Panel in their 2018 report.

Practical experience

Up to 1,000 hours of field education placements. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require students 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, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  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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