Key benefits of our course

We take a practical, work-ready, student-centred approach to social work. Our employability focus means you’ll be preparing for your future career as a social worker from day one of your degree. Rather than sitting and listening, we want you to be doing - so you’ll take part in simulations and workshops designed to develop your capacities as a social worker before you go into your field placements.

Your teachers are practitioners and world-recognised researchers. Their extensive experience and connections ensure your practice is globally-informed, ready to meet the changing needs of our communities.

You’ll start your degree by understanding the foundations of individual social work practice; locating, understanding, appraising and using evidence for key assessment and intervention decisions; and social policy and the Australian setting. You’ll then extend  this knowledge and skills to doing work with families, communities and groups, as well as exploring issues in contemporary social work practice. Alongside these core studies, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose electives in the specialist areas of social work that most interest you.