CDU Bachelor of Social Work

In CDU Bachelor of Social Work you will learn how to collaborate with individuals, families, groups, and communities to help them achieve their specific goals.

Bachelor of Social Work CDU

As a social worker your role will involve offering support, providing counseling, managing cases, and engaging in community development. You will also advocate for social change with the aim of creating a fairer and more socially just society. Your work will be guided by principles such as social justice, human rights, and respect for diversity, all aimed at promoting positive social change and empowering individuals and communities.

Bachelor of Social Work CDU

With a Bachelor of Social Work CDU, you will learn how to help people in different situations. You will gain the knowledge and skills to collaborate with individuals, families, groups, and communities. This includes helping those in crisis or facing challenges like poverty and social disadvantages. Your goal will be to make sure everyone feels safe and included.

In this program, you will learn how to be a social worker. Social workers help people with their problems and make things better for them. You will collaborate with individuals, families, and communities to help them achieve their goals. You might give advice, talk with people, and help them find the right services they need. Your job is also to make the world a fairer and more just place. You will learn about working with various kinds of people and using technology to help them. It is important because it gets you ready to work in places that help people.

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Entry Requirements

  • PTE Academic: At least 65 overall and 65 in each of the four skills.
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum overall score of 94, comprising 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
  • IELTS (academic module): with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components.
  • OET: with a minimum score of Bs in each of the four components.

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Fees


CDU Bachelor of Social Work Duration

4 years

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Intakes

February, July

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Locations

Casuarina campus

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Prior Learning

"Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is like getting credit for what you already know. It is a way to see if the things you have learned from past studying, working, or life can help you get a qualification at CDU (Charles Darwin University). So, if you know a lot of stuff already, it can help you finish your program of study faster and easier. If you have questions or need help with RPL, just ask, and we'll help you out."

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Outcomes

Disability Services, Occupational Therapist, Paediatric Speech Pathologist, Disability Support Worker, Social Support Worker, Disability Support Worker Female Care worker, Private Practice Psychologist.

Bachelor of Social Work CDU Unit Information

Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CUC107

Cultural Intelligence and Capability is about understanding diverse cultures in today's world. We look at how culture affects how we live, learn, and work. We learn about how people from diverse cultures interact and how our ideas about culture shape how we act in our personal, school, and job lives.

Introduction to Psychology A PSY150

This unit is one of the first two psychology courses. Psychology is the science of understanding how our minds work and why we behave the way we do. In these courses, we will explore many ideas and research to help explain behavior and how our minds function.

Sociological Perspectives IAS123

In this unit, we will explore important concepts in sociology, which is the study of how society works. These concepts will be useful for students studying social work, nursing, or education. We will delve into topics like media, family, health, education, race, gender, and sexuality to better understand our society.

Global Sociology IAS222

In this unit, we will learn about how the world is becoming more connected, and how this can lead to inequalities. We will look at cultural globalization, which is how diverse cultures interact and influence each other. We will also talk about how people form their identities and communities in this globalized world. We will pay special attention to Australia's role in this globalized world, especially in relation to the Asian region.

Introduction to Human Services SWK101

In this class, we will learn about jobs where people help others, like social work, community work, and more. We will also talk about the beliefs and values that guide these jobs.

Communication Skills SWK102

In this class, we will learn important communication skills needed for jobs like Social Work, Health Sciences, and more. We will talk about how communication works, different skills for talking to people, and how technology affects communication.

Social Work Skills A SWK103

In this course, we will learn important social work skills and how to become a social worker. We will practice these skills through role plays and workshops, focusing on mental health and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives IAS245

In this class, we will learn about Indigenous knowledge and how it fits with other cultures. We will look at the ideas of people from Australia and around the world who study Indigenous traditions to understand Indigenous issues and society. We will go beyond simple views like 'black vs white' and explore the complex ways diverse cultures have interacted throughout history and in various places.

Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan PSY203

In this class, we will learn about how people grow and change throughout their lives. We will talk about different theories that explain how our genes and experiences shape who we become. We will explore how things like intelligence, creativity, personality, and social skills develop from when we are babies to when we are older adults. We will also talk about what can help us develop in the best way possible at every stage of life.

Human Service Organizations SWK201

In this course, we will learn about how organizations work and how they impact the work we do in human services. We will explore different theories and structures that help us understand organizations better. Understanding these concepts will help us work more effectively in organizations that provide human services.

Dynamics of Group Work SWK202

In this course, we will learn about working in groups to help people. We will explore diverse types of groups and how they work. We will also talk about things like who is in charge, how people behave in groups, and what is good and hard about working in groups in different situations.

Social Work Skills B SWK203

In this class, we will take what we have learned about social work and put it into practice. We will use simulations and role plays to help us understand how to work in mental health and cross-cultural situations. This will help us become better social workers and understand our professional roles.

Working With and Developing Communities SWK301

The goal of community work is to help communities figure out their own needs and goals. We will learn about diverse ways to collaborate with communities and how to support social activism.

Social Work Theory and Practice SWK302

This unit helps students understand different theories and approaches in social work. We will focus on critical analysis and how these theories are used in social work practice.

Social Policy SWK311

In this unit, we will learn about social policy and how it affects the work of human service professionals. We will discuss current debates and improve our analytical and critical thinking skills. Social policy has a significant impact on our work, and we will also explore how we can influence and shape these policies at various levels.

Social Research Methods SWK312

In this unit, we will explore various approaches to social research. We will learn why research is important and how it has been done. We will also discuss the challenges and strengths of different research methods. By the end of the unit, you will have a good understanding of various research methods and when to use them.

Engaging With Individuals and Families in Partnership SWK313

In this unit, we will dive into the theory that supports direct practice in Social Work and Human Services when collaborating with individuals and families of all ages. We will focus on working together in a way that empowers clients and puts their needs at the center. You will explore different theories and see how they work in real-life situations through case studies, research, and insights from practitioners. Plus, you will have chances to build your skills in Social Work as you develop your professional practice framework.

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