Why study a Social Work or Human Services degree?
Develop your passion for helping others and making the world a fairer place by studying Social Work or Human Services at UniSQ. A degree in Social Work or Human Services will assist you to become a compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable professional who can empower individuals, families, groups and communities.
Gain highly transferable skills, such as problem-solving, empathy, teamwork and time management, to utilise in many roles that cross government and non-government sectors, and other careers. Develop the skills needed to enable you to analyse and critique injustice, work ethically and reflectively, and implement effective, evidence-based policy, solutions, and interventions for enhancing the self-determination of people experiencing disadvantage, discrimination and inequality.
UniSQ’s Social Work and Human Services degrees are part of our Psychology and Human Services suite of programs. We offers a range of Social Work and Human Services degrees designed to suit your interests and career goals.
Bachelor of Social Work - A four year degree that equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide direct assistance, develop policy and conduct research with individuals, families, and communities, addressing human rights issues and promoting social justice. It is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers and involves 1,000 hours of supervised field education.
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - Articulate into this degree in the third year of the Bachelor of Social Work. The degree qualifies you to be a social worker while completing an independent research project. Our Bachelor of Social Work (Honour) can also be used as a stepping-stone into our PhD.
Bachelor of Human Services - This three year degree provides you with a broad understanding of the social assistance sector, covering areas such as counselling, community development, social policy, and advocacy. It is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association and involves 500 hours of supervised field education (2 courses). Choose from four different majors – Child and Family Practice, Counselling Practice, Disability and Diversity Practice and Intercultural and Community Practice.
Associate Degree of Allied Health - Gain foundational knowledge and skills in various allied health fields and use your associate degree as a stepping-stone into a related Bachelor’s degree such as a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).
Diploma of Human Services and Development - Develop specialised human services knowledge and skills through studying this two year qualification.
Master of Social Work - If you are ready for a career change and have an three year Bachelor degree with one year of social sciences, this qualification may be for you. Choose from a professional pathway and a research pathway to suit your career goals or personal interests. Complete this degree in 2 years ( full-time study) or part-time – the choice is yours. Graduate of UniSQ’s Master of Social Work will be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Make an original contribution to knowledge and practice through this research degree.