• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from University of Tasmania has been designed to exceed professional accreditation standards, and will give you key skills in ethical, innovative and collaborative social work practice.

The new curriculum will equip you with advanced knowledge of social work research principles and methods. It also includes 1,000 hours of supervised professional placement, and students are encouraged to take part in additional project and research work with communities and industry.

You will graduate as a creative and ethical communicator who respectfully uses knowledge to meet the needs of diverse social work client groups, communities and organisations. You will be able to respond to social justice and human rights challenges in ways that are culturally sensitive, principled, and effective.


The skills and expertise our Social Work graduates gain equips them for a diverse range of rewarding careers, including:

  • child safety practitioner
  • social worker
  • project manager
  • youth worker
  • mental health practitioner
  • researcher
  • policy analyst and advisor
  • community development worker
  • migrant and refugee settlement workers
  • case manager
  • drug and alcohol counsellor
  • palliative care social worker
  • relationships counsellor
  • disability advocate.


This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited course. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards. As a new course, the degree meets the national standards for Provisional Accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Lifeworlds: local to the global
  • Sociology: Understanding the Social World
  • Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice
  • Understanding Individuality and Abnormality
  • Gender: Being Human
  • Transferable Skills in Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Psychological Processes

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • Minimum required score:


            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.

            Schedule IELTS

          General Requirements

          If you are a Year 12 school leaver

          • An ATAR score of 65 or higher (or see Alternative entry pathways below).

          If you are a non-school leaver

          • An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.
          International students
          • Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies and also meet prerequisite subjects if required.  
          • CRICOS: 098280K

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            31032 AUD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 124130 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Hobart

          • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
            Living Costs

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


          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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