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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Social Work

The four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). ACU’s program is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)-accredited qualification and includes the completion of 1000 hours of supervised field education and training,
The ACU Bachelor of Social Work will produce graduates who:

  • Practice with courage, compassion, creativity and integrity,
  • Have a strong sense of professional identity as Social workers,
  • Are dedicated to social justice and human rights,
  • Have a strong ethical base for practice,
  • Engage proactively with uncertainty to create opportunities for social change

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

Strathfield

25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135 Locked Bag 2002, Strathfield NSW 2135

Brisbane

Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014

Canberra

Canberra Campus (Signadou) 223 Antill Street Watson, ACT 2602

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

ACU Bachelor of Social Work graduates is regarded by employers as ‘ready’ to begin social work practice in a variety of areas such as community development, group work, family work, case-management, policy analysis and development, research, social action and program planning. Social workers may also work in different areas of practice such as:

  • Family work
  • Youth and child welfare services
  • Medical and health services
  • Disability services
  • Psychiatric and general mental health
  • Community services
  • Aged care
  • Income support
  • Mediation
  • Research

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW for Brisbane
  • 3 years PSW for Canberra & Strathfield

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

 English Language Requirement

  • IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Honours Degree

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program is embedded into years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Social Work (Pass) program.

  • To be eligible to apply for admission to the honors program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Social Work pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.5 on the ACU seven point scale.

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy