• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

We are very pleased to announce that we will now be offering our programs online for all international students, whether they are here in Australia or planning to study online from their home country.

This means that students can commence their studies at ACU as scheduled, for Semester 2, 2020.

Students who are currently in Australia can commence their ACU program online and will progress to on-campus study when possible.

Students who are currently outside of Australia can commence their studies online. If travel restrictions are lifted, students will then have the choice to complete their semester online or travel to Australia. We will continue to monitor this situation carefully and confirm arrangements for transfer onto campus when travel restrictions are lifted.

ACU’s program is an Australian Association of Social Work ers (AASW)-accredited qualification and includes the completion of 1000 hours of supervised field education and training,

The Bachelor of Social Work from Australian Catholic University  will produce graduates who:

  • Practice with courage, compassion, creativity and integrity,
  • Have a strong sense of professional identity as Social workers,
  • Are dedicated to social justice and human rights,
  • Have a strong ethical base for practice,
  • Engage proactively with uncertainty to create opportunities for social change

Career

ACU Bachelor of Social Work graduates are regarded by employers as ‘ready’ to begin social work practice in a variety of areas such as community development, group work, family work, case-management, policy analysis and development, research, social action and program planning. Social workers may also work in different areas of practice such as:

  • Family work
  • Youth and child welfare services
  • Medical and health services
  • Disability services
  • Psychiatric and general mental health
  • Community services
  • Aged care
  • Income support
  • Mediation
  • Research

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work degree is an AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    320 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of psychology
  • Indigenous health and culture
  • Purpose and context of social work
  • Applications of psychology
  • Contemporary society and change
  • Human rights, social justice and social work
  • Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    94

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 084790C

  • Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23624 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23624 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6680 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Canberra, Australia

    1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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