Deakin University

Bachelor of Social Work

Deakin University
Institution rating
4 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online, On-campus
Next start date

Why study this course

  • This social work degree focuses on human rights, anti-oppressive practice and the importance of critical reflection.
  • On successful completion you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers and practice professionally.
  • Complete 2 placements and gain experience under the guidance of qualified social workers.

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of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
Roles related to this course: Social Worker, Disability Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Probation And Parole Officer, and 4 more.


This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers Ltd (AASW).

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV in a related discipline; OR
  • Completion of a Diploma in any discipline; OR
  • Completion of at least 2 units of relevant study at an undergraduate level

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Waterfront
Online study also available

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

Visit Deakin 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 Deakin 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, Deakin 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 Deakin 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
Deakin University
(4 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social WorkDeakin University
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeOnline
Student review
The course has met my expectations and has allowed me to venture towards career prospects I never imagined possible. This course has given me the confidence in my professional and personal life and I have grown exponentially as a result
Response from Deakin University
Thanks for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the course!
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social WorkDeakin University
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The University its self was great the degree was good but I found alot of the work irrelevant but the lecturers and support was excellent. The other staff where always very helpful, I enjoyed my time at Deakin University I recommend it.
Response from Deakin University
Thanks for providing your feedback - this information is helpful for us to ensure continual improvement. We're glad that you enjoyed your time at Deakin overall.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Social WorkDeakin University
Graduation date2013
Study modeOnline
Student review
Having studied elsewhere, Deakin’s facilities, teaching methods, professors and other academic staff, their facilities (on-campus and ‘cloud’) were absolutely impeccable. All of this ties into my experience of Deakin, and of the Bachelor of Social Work that they offer. I was able to balance study, family and lifestyle without compromising resources or connection with the unviversity, despite being a distance student. It only further provided me the means to work, travel and engage in academic content, which only supported me to excel in my life’s learning experience.
Response from Deakin University
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that you found your experience in the Bachelor of Social Work to be so positive. It's great to hear that you were able to balance your study with other parts of your life while studying as a distance student!

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Bachelor of Social Work

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Bachelor of Social Work