Course details

CRICOS course code: 082681B

Level of study: Undergraduate


The desire to help the needy and vulnerable in our society is a calling more than a job.

Our Bachelor of Social Welfare is focused on achieving positive social change and community wellbeing. It is also the pathway to a deeply satisfying career in the human services sector.

We'll help harness your empathy and enhance your communication skills with a view to delivering great outcomes across social welfare practice. You can choose to specialise through a major focusing on children and young people, the health and disability sector, mental health or Indigenous knowledge.

You will gain on-the-job experience through extensive placements, working with individuals and organisations that share your commitment and are working to improve people's lives.

Graduates will emerge with transferrable skills for a variety of career options in human services ? from working directly with people in their homes or facilities, to creating policy. You can also continue your studies in a linked Masters program that offers a pathway to professional accreditation as a social worker.

Major areas of study

  • Working with Children and Youth
  • Health and Disability
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Mental Health

No major option - students choose three core units from other majors plus four elective units from any undergraduate degree offered by the University.

Career opportunities

As welfare and community workers in various roles within the community services sector. These include government and non-government positions in fields such as child protection, disability services, housing services, youth work, aged care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, community engagement, mental health services, and domestic violence services.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 26,800 Per Year Read more3,350 per unit
Start date: 01 March 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Gold Coast Campus

Southern Cross Drive
Gold Coast Queensland 4225

Entry criteria

For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification.

Academic scores may vary from country by country.

Applicants must have IELTS - 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 across each of the bands of reading, writing, speaking and listening; CAE - 58; TOEFL PBT - 570 min 5.0 (TWE); TOEFL iBT - 79 with no less than 21 in writing and 20 in other areas; PTE - 58 with no communicative score less than 50; ISPLR - 4 in all 4 skill areas.


Southern Cross University
Lismore Campus
Military Road North Coast New South Wales 2480