Australian College of Applied Psychology

Bachelor of Social Work

Australian College of Applied Psychology
Duration
From 4 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
February

Course description

  • Gain an entry-level qualification into the social work profession with the Bachelor of Social Work
  • Opportunities for graduates are diverse and range across a variety of health and welfare fields
  • Receive immediate feedback on your work during interactive classes which provide hands-on experience

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Sydney

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

Enquire with Australian College of Applied Psychology or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Minimum ATAR of 60 (or equivalent), OR
  • Completion of a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree from a registered Australian vocational education and training provider or higher education provider (or equivalent), OR
  • Partial completion of a Bachelor Degree from a registered Australian higher education provider (or equivalent), OR
  • Be aged 21 years or over and provide a written statement (up to 500 words) outlining your interest in studying social work / human service work
LocationNew South Wales
Next start dateFebruary
Duration4 years
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionAustralian College of Applied Psychology
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

You'll be trained in:

  • Counselling skills and theories
  • Conflict resolution
  • Counselling loss
  • Psychology of health and wellness
  • Positive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Alcohol and other drug counselling
  • Mental health policy and practice
  • Social, legal and ethical issues surrounding
  • Counselling

Course content

SWSP1003Introduction to Human Services
BESC1101Introduction to Contemporary Society
BESC1071Psychology of Health and Wellness
BESC1061Developmental Psychology
SWSP1013Social Work Theories
SWSP1023Professional Practice 1
SWSP1033Social Work Theory and Practice (Case Management and Program Development)
SWSP1043Government, Public Policy and Civil Society
SWSP2003Critical Social Work Theories
SWSP2023Professional Practice 2
BESC2081Cultural Diversity
SWSP2033Social Work Theory and Practice (Individuals, Children and Families)
BESC3061Applied Social Research
SWSP2013Field Education 1
SWSP3003International Social Work
SWSP3023Professional Practice 3
Elective 1
SWSP3013Influencing Policy and Practice
SWSP3033Social Work Theory and Practice (Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning)
SWSP3043Interpersonal, Family and Structural Violence
SWSP3053Social Work Theory and Practice (Community Work and Social Action)
Elective 2
COUN2051Mental Health Policy and Practice
SWSP4023Indigenous Social Work
SWSP40Elective 3
Elective 4
SWSP4013Field Education 2
SWSP3913Ageing and Aged Services
COUN2911Crisis and Trauma Counselling
COUN2931Family and Relationship Counselling
COUN2041Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

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

Enquire with Australian College of Applied Psychology or visit their website to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Australian College of Applied Psychology 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.


Enquire with Australian College of Applied Psychology or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Bachelor of Social Work have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionAvg. salaryJobs on SEEK
Social Worker
$80k1,645
Case Manager
$71k2,890
Counsellor
$74k1,672
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Support and delivery

When you study with ACAP, you can:

  • Choose to study on-campus at a central city location, by online delivery, or a combination of both
  • Receive academic and personal support throughout your studies
  • Fit study around your other commitments, so you can study where and when it suits you
  • Learn from highly-skilled academics and teachers who are also practising professionals with significant industry experience

Find out more about this course

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Bachelor of Social Work

You may wish to discuss the following with Australian College of Applied Psychology:

  • Course price
  • Available study options at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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