Become a skilled social worker with the ability to nurture people’s self-reliance and problem-solving abilities. If you have always cared about others, this degree gives you an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals, families, groups and communities.
Social Work at Western
Through a mix of world-class research and theory, Western's Bachelor of Social Work gives you the valuable skills and knowledge you need to help people deal with personal and social problems, either directly or by planning and carrying out programs that will benefit groups or communities. It prepares you to enter the workforce in a range of sectors, including private or government agencies, welfare support organisations, community groups or in health.
In addition to social research and theory, this course emphasises practical skills to make you job-ready by undertaking more than 1,000 hours of supervised field work. As a result, you will graduate with confidence in your abilities, and highly sought-after workplace skills as a professional social worker.
This course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).
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HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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With a Bachelor of Social Work, there are so many ways to influence the world you'll live in.
- Take on an exciting research role
- Influence the development of social policy
- Champion the vulnerable through social advocacy and activism.
- Get involved in Human Services and help Improve aged care, communities, education providers and transport services
Become a caseworker/manager and make a difference in the areas of child protection, drug and alcohol services or community health.
Become a counsellor and change the lives of people struggling with emotional issues.
When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Get more than 1,000 hours of supervised field placements.
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.