Graduate with an Honours degree in social work and gain a career advantage.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Why study with us?

Social Work at the University of Newcastle

Graduating with Honours in social work will give you a distinct career advantage. The Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.) at the University of Newcastle (UON) is an experience-based program that will prepare you for a professional career as a social worker. Graduating with Honours in social work will also give you a distinct career advantage.

As a Social Work student at UON, you will enjoy hands-on study and exciting work placements to ensure that you graduate with job-ready skills.

Theory, practice and social work values are integrated in the Bachelor of Social Work and emphasis is placed on well planned and supported field education placements. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE


DO YOU DREAM OF A PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE?

Social workers aim to relieve distress, redress inequalities and promote social justice. If you are motivated by these aims, then a social work degree is for you.

WHAT CONCERNS YOU? WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Social workers are concerned with personal and social relationships between:

  • individuals;
  • families;
  • groups;
  • organisations; and
  • communities.

Social workers are driven to:

  • Participate in processes of social change;
  • Tackle structural disadvantage; and
  • Create opportunities for people to achieve their own goals.

Becoming a professional social worker is both challenging and rewarding, with diverse career opportunities in Australia and around the world. CAREERS


ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

The Bachelor of Social Work has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd). You can join the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd) as an associate member while studying and become a full member upon graduation.

The AASW reviews and accredits social work degrees offered by universities throughout Australia to establish whether graduates are eligible for membership of their professional association.

There is no legal registration for Social Workers in any state of Australia. However, the AASW is the standard-setting body for social work and many jobs require eligibility for membership of the AASW.


For more detailed information on our expertise in the area of social work, see a list of discipline contacts in the School of Humanities and Social Science.

What you will study