Social Work

University of South Australia

24 months
30300 AUD/year
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This Social Work degree from University of South Australia will help to further extend practical skills, as well as provide you with an advanced understanding of social work values, ethics and identity, human rights, current social issues, mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, child protection, cross cultural practice.


Degree overview

  • Gain advanced knowledge and understanding of current social issues, social work values and ethics.
  • Get practical experience and build pivotal networks with supervised local, rural and international work placements.
  • Build your practical skills in our innovative, on-campus Social Work Studios.
  • Gain advanced research skills.
  • Learn from award-winning researchers in their field, at a university that is recognised for its world-class research in psychology and social work. 
  • This Social Work degree from University of South Australia is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Career outcomes

Your career

Social work requires a strong commitment to and passion for social justice and human rights. If you think you’ve got what it takes the employment opportunities in Australia are excellent and the demand for graduates is high1, with graduating students quickly finding work in a range of fields.

Careers to consider:

  • aged care worker: provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who need assistance with everyday living
  • correctional services officer: aid in the rehabilitation and counselling of offenders
  • domestic violence victim services officer: counsel, investigate and report on incidences of domestic violence
  • disability services officer: provide support for people in the community with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities
  • social planner: a pivotal role in creating liveable, sustainable communities; social planners create strategic policy and action that policy in order to meet the needs and wants of the people

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Human Service Delivery 
  • Contemporary Practice Theories for Social Work 
  • Social Work Practice Skills 
  • Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing 
  • Social Work in the Australian Context 
  • Social Work Practicum 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A completed Bachelor degree or Master level qualification in a related discipline (including, but not limited to, human services, community services, social science, psychology, Australian Indigenous or Aboriginal studies, public or community health) at a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.
  • Applicants holding a completed Australian bachelor or master level qualification in Social Work are not eligible for entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30300 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported


Commonwealth supported students are charged a portion of the cost of their higher education through a student contribution. The Australian Government also contributes to part of the cost, through the Commonwealth contribution.The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) allows eligible students to defer their student contribution (through HECS-HELP) and repay it later through the taxation system. Some Commonwealth supported students are not eligible for HECS-HELP.

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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Social Work
University of South Australia