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Social Work, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #42 (QS) ,
The Social Work program from the University of Sydney prepares you for employment in a diverse and changing field, in which your capacity to transfer knowledge and skills across contexts will be essential.

About

With the Social Work program from the University of Sydney, you can change lives for the better through a broad variety of work with vulnerable children, people with disabilities, refugees, senior citizens, victims of war or crime and families affected by drugs or alcohol.

This internationally recognised four-year program allows you to qualify as a professional social worker while also taking two years of tertiary studies in other areas of interest such as sociology, diversity studies or gender studies.

Combining studies in social policy and social work, you will develop skills to promote social change, problem solve in human relationships, and empower and liberate people to enhance wellbeing. You will gain strong negotiating skills, a nuanced understanding of cultural contexts and sensitivity to various religious beliefs.

Career Pathways

  • health services, aged care
  • women's services
  • disability services
  • child and family service
  •  international development
  • migration and refugee service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • Part time study available in years 1-2 for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Justice Practice
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Research Skills for Social Change
  • Australian Social Policy
  • Social Perspectives on Mental Health
  • Indigenous Australians and Social Work

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    565

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 000706K
  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    42000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year 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.
  • Australian citizen- This is a Contribution Amount 

Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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