Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier 2
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders is designed to equip you to work in a wide range of areas related to the provision of health and social welfare in modern society.

The course combines traditional social work skills with the broader issues of social policy and planning, providing expertise not just in the delivery of social services but also in planning, development and monitoring of programs appropriate to current social conditions.

Graduates who choose to work as social workers will understand the policy and planning areas will know the impact of their decisions on people working in the field.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Social Work at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders:

  • equips you to work as a social worker in a wide range of services including local, state and federal government, community based organisations and private service provides
  • includes significant work placements with opportunities for placements overseas
  • introduces you to ideas from a range of disciplines, including human rights and social development
  • produces independent thinkers who can apply their knowledge and skills to a range of work related settings and be active in their role as global citizens.

Professional Recognition/Membership

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Social Work degree?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224761
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $6,342

International students
CRICOS code: 083453F
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $21,300
2017: $23,000





  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated? 
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Social Work (PDF 3MB)
International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus