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University of New England
Kelly talks about studying the Bachelor of Social Work on campus at UNE.
Are you passionate about people? With a career in social work, you'll help vulnerable groups address barriers to equality and improve quality of life for a range of individuals and communities.
With a focus on psychology, the examination of human behaviour and social interactions and social justice, this online or on-campus course at the University of New England (UNE) will equip you with the practical skills and resilience required to become a social worker.
With a strong focus on rural services, this course will enable you to develop a keen understanding of particular issues facing rural and Indigenous communities, and the tools to work in those areas.
Comprising studies in psychology, sociology, counselling, Indigenous studies and law, the comprehensive theoretical component of this course will equip you with the technical knowledge and skills for work - and you'll also get hands-on industry insight with 1000 hours of professional work experience.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 1000 hours of placement, in consultation with the School.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Social Work, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Diploma in Arts.
You must meet the following entry requirements:
English studies are recommended; international students must meet the University's English language requirements.
As you might be working with children, you will also be required to undertake a criminal record check and submit a Federal Police certificate. Additionally, you will be required to provide evidence of up-to-date vaccinations for fieldwork.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this social work course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New England.
This course has provisional accreditation with the Australian Association of Social Workers, and graduates will be well positioned to commence a career as a social worker.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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