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Flinders University, Australia, Bedford Park

Social Work, Bachelor

  • Social Work, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 6,344

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders is designed to equip you to work in a wide range of areas related to the provision of health and social welfare in modern society.

Career Opportunities

Students who earn a a degree in child and family studies can find a variety of social work-related opportunities. Career opportunities are available in research and teaching, including job titles such as human sciences professor, child advocate, grief counselor and youth outreach coordinator. Graduates with a degree in food and nutrition can pursue a wide variety of career options as dieticians, nutritionists, food research technicians and educators. While most programs are designed to train educators in the field of consumer sciences, graduates may be prepared for a number of additional job opportunities in social services and social services administration. Job titles for human science degrees also might include: Social services program director Human services coordinator Nutritionist Child welfare worker Program developer Family advocate

Course Overview

The course combines traditional social work skills with the broader issues of social policy and planning, providing expertise not just in the delivery of social services but also in planning, development and monitoring of programs appropriate to current social conditions.Graduates who choose to work as social workers will understand the policy and planning areas will know the impact of their decisions on people working in the field. I want to find another Bachelor Course Why study Social Work at Flinders The Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders:equips you to work as a social worker in a wide range of services including local, state and federal government, community based organisations and private service providesincludes significant work placements with opportunities for placements overseasintroduces you to ideas from a range of disciplines, including human rights and social developmentproduces independent thinkers who can apply their knowledge and skills to a range of work related settings and be active in their role as global citizens.Course aimsThe Bachelor of Social Work aims to:Prepare students for professional work as a social worker and social planner in a range of settings (i.e. local government, state and national government, not for profit, community based environment groups, and private organisations)Graduate students that have a core body of knowledge, skills, values and methods in social work and social planning in preparation for a range of career opportunities and in their role as global citizensGraduate students with a sound understanding of the multiple cultural and institutional contexts and challenges of practiceDevelop in graduates of this degree, the values and skills for effective relations between people, organisations and professions in public serviceGraduate students with knowledge of the colonial history of Australia and its long term effects on Indigenous Australians, especially in relation to social work.Learning outcomesThe learning outcomes which the Bachelor of Social Work aims to produce and develop in graduates are:an understanding of Australian social, political and welfare systems and institutions in a global contextan understanding of Australian social issues, change and challenges in their global and historical contextan understanding of identity, agency and self in culturally diverse contextsan understanding of dominant and alternative paradigms of international social work and social planningskills in the ability to analyse complexity and understand the implications for practiceleading edge abilities in a range of methods, techniques and applications of social work and social planningskills in community participation and engagement in a variety of settingscollaborative skills and abilities to lead integrative social planning practiceshigh order communication skills (written and oral)critical independent thinking skills and abilities to apply research to a study of social dilemmasa sound values and human rights base to practicea commitment to life learning and reflexive practicequalities to enable graduates to be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


Programme Structure Courses includeAn Introduction to Democracy and Government Reasons for Social Work Mental Health and Public Participation Issues in Sociology Sociology of Everyday Life Introduction to Aboriginal Studies Social Planning Theory Critical Thinking and Communication Practice with Individuals Human Social Development Community Development Social Policy Practice Australian Indigenous Politics Indigenous Women's Voices: Race, Gender and Colonialism Human Geography: Geographies of Oppression Social Work with Groups Social Work with Diverse Populations Social Work and Reflective Practice Field Education Children & Families: Well-being and Protection Practice Research Loss and Grief in Social Work Practice Understanding Addictions Identity, Self and Agency Human Rights Based Social Work Practice Ethical Issues and Critical Reflexivity



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. The minimum entry requirement is comparable to an ATAR of 65, please note that some Flinders programs require higher than a comparable ATAR of 65.

English Entry Requirement


Contact Details

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