Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
- Build on common social work education foundations and develop your understanding and skills as you progress through the program, undertaking increasingly complex social work tasks
- Acquire valuable research skills to inform policy and practice decisions.
- Work with families and communities to address social issues and problems through interpersonal, community and policy solutions.
- Benefit from innovative learning methods that simulate real client encounters and learn appropriate responses to any situation
- Graduate job-ready, and qualified to excel in this rapidly growing field.
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Child, Youth and Family
- Health and Ageing
- Mental Health
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Online study
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:
- Human Development and Social Work
- Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- Moral and Ethical Foundations of Social Work
- Social Work and the Legal Context
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Youth counsellor
- Child welfare worker
- Family therapist
- Community worker
- Social worker
- Social and welfare services planner
- Disability advocate
- Disability support worker
The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) is accredited by:
- Australian Association Of Social Workers
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.
PTE Academic - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.
OET is not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Social Work (Hons) for Semester 1, 2023
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.