RMIT University

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

RMIT University (RTO 3046)
Institution rating
4 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

  • Successful completion of this degree will prepare you for a career in child protection, community development, social work or social policy development.
  • Benefit from a range of learning and teaching approaches including case studies, online components and interactive coursework.
  • Gain practical experience through 140 days of work placement.


The RMIT Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, and graduates are eligible for membership of the professional association.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV; OR
  • Completion of at least 2 subjects at undergraduate level

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Melbourne City

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, RMIT University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit RMIT University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
RMIT University
(2 reviews)

Published Sep 2018
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)RMIT University
Graduation date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Very well prepared for life after university and good graduate opportunities. The course and teaching staff assist and support students in making linkages with organisations and services for practical experience and graduate opportunities. Some poor teaching staff and incredibly disappointing lack of structure to the course, especially in final (honours) year. Little to no support for the honours thesis and very difficult to balance work/study/unpaid placement in third and fourth years.
Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)RMIT University
Graduation date2018
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
This course taught me far more than I expected. I was already a qualified counsellor and had worked on the fringes of the social work profession (in the fields of family violence, human trafficking, marginalised women and girls) for several years before taking up this course at RMIT, so I did not expect to learn a great deal more than I already knew. However, what I gained was a depth of understanding about thought systems and power structures, in Australia and worldwide. I learned to question and dissect assumptions, how to challenge and create policies, how to to develop programs and so much more. I was challenged to dive deeper and think outside the box. I have gained a level of confidence and clarity of thinking that I did not anticipate when I enrolled in this degree. I was impressed with the teaching staff and the level of compassionate support I was given when I needed it. It has been hard work! But so worth while.

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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)