Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and theory necessary for employment as a Social Worker. All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for ungraded Honours. Graded Honours is determined by the cumulative WAM and results in the research courses.


Students complete 320 units over four years (80 units per year). Social Work courses are taken as an integrated program. Students work in small groups on a graded set of experience-based learning units. They undertake two placements of 70 days each, one in each of the third and fourth years of the program.


  • Social work

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent
  • Mathematics is recommended for the Psychology courses.


The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd). Undergraduate students can join the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd) as an associate member and become a full member when they graduate.

Study pathways

Graduates of the Diploma of Community Service Work, Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health) and Diploma of Youth Work may be eligible for up to 70 units credit.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $120,380 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Ourimbah International: $120,380 No
  • Part-time : 8 years

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