Bachelor On Campus

Social Work

Victoria University

48 months
26800 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Social Work offered at Victoria University teaches students how to confront social problems and help to improve people’s quality of life. Help others resolve social problems, as well as further human rights, social justice and social development. 


About Social Work offered at Victoria University

This Bachelor of Social Work offered at Victoria University course will give you in-depth understanding of:

  • interpersonal and group work
  • community development
  • policy analysis
  • social research
  • social action.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to develop the potential of individuals, groups and communities – and during your course, you’ll put these insights to use across two industry-based placements.

This training and expertise will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in a number of settings from federal and state government or hospitals to non-government or community organisations.

You’ll graduate as a professional social worker, equipped with the skills to truly change people’s lives for the better, and you will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Careers in social work

VU graduates typically find employment within not-for-profit and charitable organisations, as well as the community and government sectors.

Roles include:

  • social worker
  • community health centre counsellor
  • youth worker
  • drug and alcohol worker
  • homelessness policy officer.

If you’d like to pursue further study, you can complete an honours thesis in your final year to graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aboriginal Traditions and Policy
  • Applied Human Rights
  • Working in Human Services Organisations
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Groupwork Theory and Practice
  • Social Welfare: History and Current Context
  • Human Development in Social Context
  • Critical Social Work Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We are currently accepting applications for this course.


384 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 077997B

  • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).
  • Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 AUD per semester during 48 months.

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full fee-paying place

Paying national: $15,739 per year

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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