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Study social work at UniSQ and learn from passionate academic social workers who have national and international experience. Benefit from learning online, from a location that suits you. Build your professional identity as you learn. And be career-ready the moment you graduate.   

Develop social work skills to ensure you’re ready to help individuals, families, groups, communities, agencies, organisations and policy makers in search of a society that is equitable and just.   

Students complete 1000 hours of placement during their degree, participate in yearly residential schools and learn from academics who are also committed professionals delivering industry-best social work courses. Be prepared for a career to create change. Find employment within disability services, public mental health services, hospitals, education services and schools, First Nations Peoples services, child safety, program and policy development, amongst many other careers. 

Note: The Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) are subject to final University approval.

Explore UniSQ's Social Work degrees

Why study social work?
Studying social work will equip you for various professional roles; the possibilities are endless, whether working in child protection for foster homes or working with the elderly in hospitals. You will gain highly transferable skills, such as problem-solving, empathy, teamwork and time management, to utilise in many roles across the social work sector and other careers. While you support others during challenging life situations, your work will truly make a difference in people’s lives and teach you to be resilient in your personal and professional life.
What will I learn in a Social Work degree?

At UniSQ, our Social Work courses will provide you with the knowledge, skills and ethical practice framework to deliver social work services across various sectors. The choice is yours from child protection to youth justice, domestic and family violence, mental health services, disability support, hospitals and health care, assault services, asylum seekers and refugee support, community services and schools.

At UniSQ, you can undertake our Social Work courses with the support of our teaching staff with years of invaluable industry experience in their respective fields. Our Social Work degrees are available to study externally, which means you learn your subject theory online and attend industry-based placements. Whether you’re seeking a bachelor's degree, honours, masters or PhD, there’s no better place to study a Social Work Degree in Australia than UniSQ. 

What are my career prospects with a Social Work Degree?

There’s no more rewarding role than social work to make a difference and improve the lives of others. From young children to people struggling with addictions, a social worker positively impacts society to help people improve their life . If you’re passionate about pursuing a hands-on career to influence societal issues and people’s quality of life, a Social Work Degree at UniSQ will provide you with the relevant qualifications.

Studying social work will open doors to many career opportunities, including:

  • Direct care worker
  • School counsellor
  • Counsellor
  • Family advocate
  • Caseworker
  • Case manager
  • Behavioural health technician
  • Child welfare specialist
  • Addiction counsellor
  • Crisis counsellor
  • Medical social worker
  • Therapist
  • Behaviour analyst 
  • Clinical social worker.
How many years is a Social Work degree?
A Psychology and Human Services Social Work Degree such as a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) will take four years of full-time study. A PhD will take three years of full-time study, while a master will take two years of full-time study. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required courses.

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