Western Sydney University
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4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
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You're an empathetic person who wants a career with a difference. This Bachelor of Social Work course from Western Sydney University is your first career step.
Designed for students seeking to begin careers in people-focused roles, this industry-recognised course offers the foundation skills, knowledge and experience required to successfully work as a qualified social worker. Through a combination of world-class research and theory, this course supports you to help people manage problems, plan solutions, and lead meaningful lives.
With a focus on practical learning, this course allows you to complete more than 1,000 hours of supervised field placement. You'll graduate with job-ready practical skills and real experience with clients, to best help make a real difference in people's lives.
On completion of this course, you'll be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. If you're looking for a nationally recognised, industry-accredited pathway to a career helping people, this course is your first step.
Western is a Top 150 University in the world for Sociology (QS World University Ranking). Go on, enquire today and trust you'll be learning from one of the best!
In this social work course, the subjects you may study include:
When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.
Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Sydney University.
This course enables you to seek work as a social worker after course completion. It's accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), and graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).
With this qualification, you'll be prepared to enter the workforce in a range of sectors, including working in research, social policy, advocacy or human services. You'll be equipped with the skills, knowledge and personal insights required to thrive in this sector and use your career to make a real difference in the lives of others.
Wondering where a career in social work could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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