Bachelor of Social Work

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Social Work (1372).Want to help people? Feel passionate about social justice and human rights - then social work is the right profession for you. On your way to a satisfying career, you will study specialised social work courses, society and social arrangements, human behaviour and development, human services provision and counselling approaches and techniques to name a few core study areas.You will complete two 500 hour field placements in your degree. Field placements give you the chance to put your academic knowledge and skills into practice, develop new ones and sample social work practice in the real world. You will be supervised by a qualified social worker for the duration of your field placements. In some situations, it may be possible to negotiate a workplace-based field placement. Placements will be sourced in your area of choice where possible. Students living in remote or rural areas may have limited choices depending on the availability of organisations within their local area and may have to travel.You will become highly proficient in all core areas of social work theory and practice, develop critical thinking and reflective skills and be prepared for practice grounded in the values and ethics of the profession - social justice, diversity, equity and a commitment to the rights and needs of the people with whom you work. HonoursHonours is available for this degree. Students who have completed the first two years of a relevant Bachelor degree with an appropriate Grade Point Average (GPA) and who meet the other requirements for admission to Honours have the opportunity to undertake a research project with supervision provided by an experienced researcher.


  • Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals
  • Community Practice Approaches
  • Counselling Individuals and Families
  • Critical Reflective Practice
  • Developing Practice and Leadership
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Evaluation, Effectiveness, Outcomes
  • First Peoples and Social Justice
  • Group Facilitation
  • Human Behaviour
  • Human Services Processes
  • Human Services Research
  • Human Services Structures
  • Influencing Policy and Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Lifespan Development
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Social Construction of Welfare
  • Social Work 1
  • Social Work 2
  • Social Work Field Placement 1
  • Social Work Field Placement 2
  • Social Work in Health and Mental Health
  • Working in Organisations
  • Working with Family Violence


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

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