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A Bachelor of Social Work provides a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities enabling you to make a difference to individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. There is a strong demand for qualified social workers and job opportunities are broad and rewarding. Social work fosters a strong commitment to human rights and social justice enabling graduates to encourage social change, tackle structural disadvantage and create opportunities for others to achieve their goals.
Areas of study Aboriginal studies, law for social work, psychology, social policy and planning, social work, social work ethics and sociology.
Career opportunities Aged care, child protection, health, education, disability, family and relationship counselling, mental health and substance use, social policy, refugees and asylum seekers, income support and housing, community development.
Professional recognition Accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Practical experience Your work readiness will be strengthened by in-demand industry experience throughout your program of study including: minimum 1,000 hours of supervised field placements; industry-engaged simulation learning, project-based and research with industry partners; opportunities for collaborative cross-disciplinary learning and community engagement such as the Law on the Beach clinic. In order for you to attend clinical placement while at the University of Newcastle you must meet the social work placement requirements including the NSW Health verification standards.
Honours All students who complete the requirements of the program will graduate with an honours degree. Graded honours is based on merit and awarded to eligible students based on performance in the honours research and thesis components.
Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Recommended studies: English Standard or English Advanced, Society and Culture, Community and Family Studies, languages.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
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 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.