Course details

CRICOS course code: 104833E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Stott’s College Bachelor of Social Work is based on the principles of human rights, social justice, and human dignity and is designed to develop your knowledge and skills for enabling positive social change with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. This four-year course encompasses core curriculum on society and human behavior, welfare systems and services, social policy and research, law and ethics, diversity and theories and skills for social work practice. This course is informed by trends in international and local contexts exposing you to a contemporary curriculum situated in a wide range of fields of practice such as ageing and disability, child and family, mental health, and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The content in this course also includes methods of social work practice such as, counselling, developing social policy and research, group work, and community development. In this course you will learn to critique and respond to social injustices, reflect on your practice, and develop yourself as a professional social worker.

Social Work is a wonderful profession focused on bringing about real change in the lives of the people and communities with which we work. Social Work is a career that has a real impact on the world. Come and join us at Stott’s College and begin your journey towards a career full of meaning and purpose.

Course Description:

The Bachelor of Social Work course will be conducted over eleven trimesters: three trimesters in each academic year, with three concurrent units in each trimester. Full-time students will complete the course in four years’ time.

Course Structure:

This qualification requires the successful completion of 480 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below comprising 25 Core units and 3 Elective units.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, you are eligible for the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) full membership.

Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:

• Social Worker
• Program Coordinator
• Child Protection Officer
• Mental Health Practitioner
• Family Counsellor
• School Counsellor
• Case Manager
• Youth Worker
• Juvenile Justice Officer
• Child and Family Practitioner
• Community Development Worke

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
21,288 Per Year
Read moreTuition Fee: 3,275 per unit x 26 units, 9,825 per unit x 2 units (Placements); Administration Fee: 200
To suit the client/individual 4 years
Full time
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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Completed Year 12 or equivalent. The minimum age is 18 years old.

You must also have achieved ONE of the following:

  • VCE or equivalent with a score of no less than 30 in EAL or other English course; OR
  • Successful completion of a Diploma (minimum 1 year) or an Advanced Diploma course taught in English in Australia AND have passed an AE internal English test; OR
  • Successful completion of 1 year of a Bachelor degree or higher taught in Australia AND have passed an AE internal English test; OR
  • Official Academic IELTS test scores with an overall score of 7.0 and a minimum of 7.0 in each band or equivalent. It is possible to combine the results of two tests from the same provider to achieve the requirement, as long as the tests are within 6 months. For example, you could use scores from two IELTS tests to meet the requirement for English proficiency across the four IELTS components.


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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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