Study Social Work

Social work offers a variety of careers in client service, service management, research, strategy and policy development. 

Our graduates are highly sought after in areas such as child protection, health, mental health, disability services, housing, youth work, aged care, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community development and domestic violence services. 

With our Bachelor of Social Work, you gain an entry-level, professionally accredited qualification to practise as a social worker, with 1,000 hours of placement experience. The course also has an embedded Honours program for those interested in pursuing a research path. 

Furthermore, if you have an undergraduate degree in the social sciences, social welfare, psychology or related fields, our Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) is an Australian Association of Social Workers-accredited qualification that also meets the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

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Why choose Social Work with Southern Cross?

Professional recognition

Professional recognition by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

5-star rating

5-star rating for overall experience, skills development and full-time employment in Humanities and Social Sciences (GUG 2023)

No.1 in QLD for Skills Development

We're ranked No.1 in QLD for skills development in Humanities and Social Sciences (GUG 2023)

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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