UniSA Bachelor of Social Work

By studying UniSA Bachelor of Social Work, you will gain practical skills in UniSA's innovative on-campus Social Work and Human Services Studio.

Bachelor of Social Work University of South University

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA degree offers a solid foundation in political, behavioral, and social sciences, along with the skills needed for roles in social work and human services. It is structured around four principal areas of study: social work theory, practice and skills, social policy, and social research.

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA

As part of this degree, you will have the chance to gain practical experience through field education placements. These placements are a valuable learning experience that allows you to build industry connections and enhance essential firsthand skills crucial for your future social work career.

In our specially designed studios, you will collaborate with field practitioners and academic staff in simulated, real-life scenarios. You will have access to recording equipment and cameras, allowing you to review your work, receive feedback, and learn from your experiences. During your third and fourth years, you will have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and highlight your practical skills through real-world work placements.

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA 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 UniSA Fees

A$30,900 per year

UniSA Bachelor of Social Work Duration

4 years

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA Intakes

February, July

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA Locations


Bachelor of Social Work UniSA Prior Learning

FSDP understands that previous academic achievements can be acknowledged through the granting of credit.

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA Outcomes

Helping Homeless People: You can collaborate with people who do not have a place to live. Working with Kids: You can help young people who are in trouble or need protection. Supporting Older People: You can take care of older folks who might need help. Helping with Mental Health: You can collaborate with people who have difficulties with their feelings and thoughts. Leadership and Management: If you are good at organizing and leading, you can do this in various places. Collaborating with Refugees: You can help people who had to leave their home countries and need support. Teaching in Schools: You can be a teacher and help kids learn about important things. Helping People with Disabilities: You can assist people who have special needs. Doing Research: If you like to find out new things, you can do research to help others. Community Work: You can work in your community to make it a better place for everyone.

Bachelor of Social Work UniSA Unit Information

Human Service Provision WELF 1014

This is a class to help you learn about how human services work. We will talk about how they started, what values they follow, and how professionals help people.

Communication Skills in Social Work and Human Services WELF 1019

In this class, you will learn about how to talk and work with others. We will talk about how things like being different, having power, gender, and where you come from can affect how we talk to each other. We will also talk about diverse ways to communicate, like talking, writing, and using technology. And we will learn about working in teams and being professional.

The Social World SOCU 1003

In this class, we will explore important ideas in sociology. These ideas help us understand how society works. We will also learn how to do research in sociology, which means finding out more about these ideas and writing about them.

Governance and Citizenship in Australia POLI 1008

In this class, we will learn about how Australia is governed. We will look at how the government is set up, including the federal and state levels. We will also explore the history of Australian politics and how the legal system works. We will talk about democracy, citizenship, and human rights, and we will discuss the key role of Aboriginal people in Australian politics.

Applied Psychology BEHL 1005

In this class, we will explore psychology, which is all about understanding how our minds work. We will cover topics like how our bodies and brains affect our behavior, how we learn, how we develop as we grow, and what makes each of us unique. We will also talk about how our mental and emotional health can impact our physical health and our relationships with others.

Group Work BEHL 2009

In this course, we will learn about working in groups. You will discover how groups function, what roles people play in them, and how groups develop over time. We will also explore leadership and diverse types of groups. Plus, you will get a chance to practice your skills in leading groups.

Working with Community WELF 2010

In this class, you will learn about community work. We will explore different ideas about what a community is and how it works. We will also discuss the politics and power dynamics involved in community work. You will discover how to involve community members in decision-making and acting together.

Human Service Intervention WELF 2012

In this class, we will dig deeper into social work practice. You will learn how to practice ethically and be culturally sensitive. We will look at diverse ways of approaching social work, like focusing on strengths and understanding ecosystems. We will also talk about managing crises, dealing with grief and loss, and how to empower individuals and communities in the process.

Australian Social Policy POLI 1012

In this class, we will explore the history of social policies in Australia. We will look at how policies have developed over time and their impact on various aspects of life, like employment, income, housing, health, and more. You will also learn how to analyze policies using theoretical frameworks, which is an important skill in social work.

Social Research Methods HUMS 2047

In this subject, you will learn about research in social work. We will explore how research can be used to make things better in areas like social policy, community development, and more. You will learn how to produce research questions, look at what others have already learned, plan research projects, and collect and understand data. Plus, we will talk about important things like doing the right thing, being fair, and diverse ways to do research.

Aboriginal Australians and the Human Services WELF 2015

In this subject, you will learn how to collaborate well with Indigenous Australian communities. You will understand their history and culture and how to be respectful in your work with them.

Social Work Field Education 1 WELF 3011

This subject will help you learn and grow in your social work practice in a supportive setting.

Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice WELF 3030

This subject will help you become better at social work by teaching you advanced skills in talking to people, figuring out what they need, and helping them. You will also learn to think critically about your work in various situations.

Working with Human Service Organizations WELF 3023

In this subject, you will learn a lot about how organizations that help people work. You will learn about how they are run, what theories they use, and how they make sure they are doing an excellent job. You will also learn how to analyze what is happening in these organizations and understand the ethical issues they face.

Trauma Informed Practice WELF 3031

This course will teach about various kinds of violence and abuse that can happen between people. We will talk about things like violence in relationships, within families, sexual assault, harassment, violence based on race or ethnicity, abuse of older people, and harm related to disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We will look at how these issues intersect and affect people's lives.

Social Work Field Education 2 WELF 4019

During the placement, students will apply their social work knowledge and skills, including working on a specific project or program that aligns with social work goals. They will deepen their understanding of the social work process, professional practices, decision-making, and accountability. They will also learn how to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients, and how to plan, conduct, and assess programs and services.

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