University of New England

Bachelor of Social Work

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

Why study this course

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as a Social Worker within a range of professional environments
  • Focus on rural and complex communities, and understand how human behaviour interacts with complex social environments and institutions
  • Gain practical skills and hands on experience during work placements

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available. 


This course is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 within the last two years; OR
  • Previous higher education study in an undergraduate certificate, diploma, advanced diploma/associate degree, bachelor degree or postgraduate degree with an appropriate Grade Point Average (GPA); OR
  • Successful completion of a vocational Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the community services or health training package in either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health care, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care practice, or nursing; OR
  • At least one year of paid professional experience; OR
  • Mature age special entry OR completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Armidale
Online study also available

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

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Foundations for mental health practice
  • Counselling for loss and grief
  • Counselling for trauma
  • Foundations of social work practice
  • Social work through the lifespan
  • Responding to disability and ageing
  • Disadvantage and service provision
  • Rural social work
  • Juvenile justice and child protection
  • Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

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

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with University of New England or visit their 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, University of New England 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.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

The course incorporates 1000 hours of professional fieldwork placement supervised by experienced practitioners in diverse social work settings locally and overseas.

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Social Work
University of New England
(1 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social WorkUniversity of New England
Graduation date2016
Study modeBlended
Student review
The course is really good, I was a mentor for a younger student and they were changing the course to improve it when I finished. Teachers were awesome and very helpful
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Support and delivery

When you study with UNE you will have access to:

  • Options to study on-campus or online
  • A personal and flexible learning approach
  • Academic staff who are passionate about what they teach
  • A free and confidential UNE counselling service
  • UNE Safety Shuttle bus which runs all year round, picking up students from various points on campus and transporting them safely to a location within the town boundary via the residential colleges

Why study with University of New England?

  • UNE is Australia's oldest regional university and a leader in the delivery of distance education
  • Future proof your career by developing practical skills
  • Study online in a flexible timeframe that suits your lifestyle
  • UNE have been awarded 'Most Satisfied Students' in the National Universities, Online Universities and NSW Universities categories in 2022 and have been awarded 5 stars for Overall Experience 17 years in a row by the Good Universities Guide

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University of New England

Bachelor of Social Work

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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