Social Work and Community Welfare

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Transform your future

Is helping people in your DNA? Whether supporting one person or many, an important and fulfilling career awaits in social work and community welfare. 

At Southern Cross University, our degrees provide a pathway to professional registration in the in-demand areas of social work, human services, social policy and analysis, counselling and research. 

With an emphasis on social justice and human rights, our Bachelor of Community Welfare graduates undergo 400 hours of supervised on-the-job training as part of strong practical foundations for work in the human services sector, while Bachelor of Social Work graduates complete 1,000 hours of supervised placements.

We're rated 5 stars for full-time employment, skills development and overall experience in Humanities and Social Sciences (Good Universities Guide 2023).

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow. 

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“I liked the location, the flexibility of studying online and meeting face-to-face for residentials. The learning content had a great mix between direct practice and critical reflection which was really valuable.”

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Why choose Social Work and Community Welfare with Southern Cross?

No.1 in QLD for Skills Development

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

Global top 5% in Social Sciences

We're in the global top 5% in Social Sciences (THE World University Rankings 2020)

Student Support

We're also ranked No.1 in Australia for student support and learning resources in Social Work (GUG 2020)

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Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply to Southern Cross University.

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Faculty of Health

Fostering capable and creative practitioners, researchers and scientists. The Faculty of Health offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of health disciplines. Many courses include professional placements for students to gain first-hand experience in the workplace. Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending placement.


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