Choose a variety of Rewarding Careers:

  • Social Worker

  • Community Health Care Counsellor

  • Youth Worker

  • Drug and Alcohol Worker

  • Homelessness Policy Officer

Embark on a Meaningful Career as a Social Worker.

Study Bachelor of Social Work (4 Years), February Intake, at Victoria University Footscray Nicolson Campus.

CRICOS Provider Number 00124K  |  RTO Code 3113

2021 Course Fees:

  • AUD 13,100 / semester (x8)

Course Entry Requirements: 

  • IELTS Academic 7.0 All Bands.

  • Australia Year 12 or Equivalent.


You will study a range of social work skills including:

  • Interpersonal and group work emphasis

  • Community development

  • Policy analysis and social research

Units of This Course:

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Aboriginal Traditions and Policy

  • Applied Human Rights

  • Working in Human Services Organisations

  • Introduction to Social Work

  • Foundations of Social Science Research

  • Introduction to Public Health and Wellness

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication

  • Law and Ethics in Social Work Practices

  • Groupwork Theory and Practice

  • Social Welfare: History and Current Context

  • Human Development in Social Context

  • Critical Social Work Theories

  • Social Work Theories

  • Social Work and Trauma Informed Care

  • Skills for Social Work Direct Practice

  • Social Work Practice: Legal Context

  • Working Ethically in Aboriginal Community

  • Qualitative Social Research Methods

  • Introduction to Social Policy

  • Professional Practice

  • Working with Individuals and Families

  • Understanding and Responding to Family Violence

  • Health and Mental Health: Practice and Policy

  • Advanced Professional Practice

  • Social Work Advocacy: Scope, Research and Design

  • Social Work Advocacy: Social Change in Action

Accreditation and Professional Recognition:

  • VU’s Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, (AASW)(external link), the professional body representing social workers in Australia. The course is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards.