Bachelor of Social Work - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Social Work

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Do you have a passion for social justice, human rights, making a difference?

This degree produces graduates equipped to work with skill and passion to enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, both locally and globally. The social issues people experience in a dynamically changing world are often complex, and this program aims to produce graduates who can support change ethically across a diversity of needs, forms of disadvantage, and practice contexts. You'll learn through a rich combination of academic and extensive work practice knowledge and approaches. The program is underpinned by principles of human rights, social justice and integrity as the foundation for professional social work practice.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2022
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2022 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011151
  • Moreton Bay 014151
  • Fraser Coast 019251
  • Online ^From 2022 015051
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 63.00 Rank - 63
USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
Other requirements
Applicants from a non-English speaking background should refer to the  English language requirements for further information.
Total courses
Total units
Career opportunities
  • Health
  • Mental health
  • Disability
  • Schools
  • Policy development
  • Centrelink
  • Child protection
^Online with mandatory on campus intensives.

1st year 2022, 2nd year 2023, 3rd year 2024 and 4th year 2025

There will be a Face to Face component, where students will be required to attend campus for 20 days as required by AASW accreditation standards, (Fraser Coast or Moreton Bay) in Session 5 to undertake accelerated course offerings of SWK277, SWK304, SWK306 and SWK401, in years 2 and 4 or years 3 and 4, as per recommended study sequences.

The full program will be available at Moreton Bay and Fraser Coast but offered progressively.
Fraser Coast - 2nd year 2020, 3rd year 2021 and 4th year 2022

Moreton Bay - 1st year 2020, 2nd year 2021, 3rd year 2022 and 4th year 2023

USC ranked 101-200th out of 871 institutions worldwide*

*2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, Good Health and Wellbeing.

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