Bachelor of Social Work - BSW - 2018


A social worker is an allied health professional that helps people deal with personal and social problems. Social workers provide their clients with practical support, counselling, information and emotional support. Their clients may include families, students, hospital patients or the elderly.

With the Bachelor Social Work, you will have the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals, families, groups and communities.

Students gain practical skills to work effectively and safely with communities in situations where resources are limited due to geographic location (remoteness), social circumstances, emergency situations or regional disaster.

Why study with us

  • Studying social work at CDU, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required in the social work profession.
  • Our lecturers and teachers are valuable resources because of their professional working knowledge in the industry.
  • A practical placement is part of your degree. With strong partnerships with the profession already in place, academic staff will work with you to find the best possible placement.
  • Online study options are available, complemented with an annual, five-day, on-campus intensive. It is particularly suited to those in rural and remote locations where skilled social workers are in demand.
  • Accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), graduates of CDU qualify for membership to the AASW and to use the Trademarked title of Social Worker.


There is a strong demand for social work graduates in Australia and within the Northern Territory.

They often work alongside other professions in counselling and mental health; disability services and aged care; community development and with councils, schools and courts.


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Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Bachelor of Social Work Honours (BSWH) qualify for membership for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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