Professional Experience Unit
UON Social Work students benefit from the support of our dedicated Professional Experience Unit who ensure that each student graduates work-ready and certified by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
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4 years full-time.
4 years full-time.
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Do you dream of a purpose-driven life?
As a professional Social Worker, you will have endless opportunities to make a difference.
Social workers are involved in meaningful, life-changing work – supporting and resolving personal and social relationship issues between individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. Social workers aim to relieve distress, redress inequalities and promote social justice.
The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) is an experience-based program that will prepare you for a professional career as a social worker. There is a strong demand for qualified Social Workers and job opportunities are broad and incredibly rewarding.
Gain an experienced-based professional qualification.
Graduate confident and work-ready through an effective combination of lecture-based teaching and intensive, hands-on practical experience. Enjoy diverse placement opportunities locally, interstate and internationally.
Your studies will include an integrated approach to theory, practice and social work values. Complete core courses in subject areas that further enrich your expertise like:
You will also choose from a wide range of electives to extend and complement your core studies.
For more information about this degree, please refer to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program handbook.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Social work offers many fields of practice that lead to incredibly diverse career pathways. About 89% secure work soon after graduating and UON graduates enjoy the advantage of being recruited locally, nationally and internationally.
In Australia, social workers are generally employed in several industries, including:
Depending on your chosen expertise, you can work here and around the world in areas such as management, education, research, policy development, politics and community planning.
Following is a list of possible areas you could move into after this degree.
Social Work is a professional degree program accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
The AASW accredits programs according to an agreed accreditation standard for the content and delivery of programs nationwide.
Students of accredited Social Work programs can join the AASW as an associate member and on graduation are eligible for full membership. Eligibility for AASW membership is a common employment requirement in and across the health and human services sector.
At UON, you will develop in-demand professional skills that will change your life, unlock opportunities and shape your future.
Graduate work-ready and develop in-demand skills through comprehensive study and strong industry experience. As a UON Social Work student, you will benefit from: