The Bachelor of Social Work offered at the University of Newcastle allows you to develop your skills in the workplace through a strategic work placement program

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Practical Experience

Social WorkThe Bachelor of Social Work promotes practical learning through strategic work placement and offers you over 1,000 hours of supervised field education placements in social work agencies or other organisations.

During your social work program you will undertake two 70 day field placements under the supervision of qualified social workers in years three and four of your degree and you will have the opportunity to undertake this placement outside the Newcastle area. See more information about field education placements in social work through our Professional Experience Unit.


Social work students at law on the beach

Social Work students at UON are encouraged to participate in the Law on the Beach series, a free community legal advice service held at Newcastle Beach, in collaboration with the Faculty of Business and Law. Now in it's 13th year, social work students have the opportunity to gain practical experience towards their degrees as they work to help members of the community.

The Law on the Beach sessions operate throughout late January and early February.
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What you will study Honours