Bachelor of Social Work and Social Planning

Fast facts

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

2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.15
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: SEAS, RISAS

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 and Social Planning prepares you to work in a wide range of areas relating to providing welfare services.

This degree combines traditional social work skills with the broader issue of social planning.

During the course you will be exposed to ideas from sociology, politics, public administration, social work theory, human social development, social policy, organisational analysis, research methods and social planning.

You will also be required to take 2 field placements totalling 140 days with the opportunity to take one of these placements overseas.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Social Work and Social Planning at Flinders?

  • Our Department of Social Work and Social Planning is respected Australia-wide for its teaching program and its commitment to foster imagination and lateral thinking in the exercising of judgments which can be applied flexibly and credibly while working towards social justice. 
  • Our teaching staff are all researchers and their interests and expertise include poverty and inequality, community work, urban space and collective action, citizenship and local democracy, loss and grief, dementia and care giving, bereavement, child and family welfare practice, aged care, addiction, alternative care, technology for older people, social support and cancer care.
  • We have strong community links, including the establishment of a Loss and Grief Centre in Adelaide in partnership with Anglicare SA. The Centre offers such services as the Star Bear program for children who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling or carer and the Living through Suicide Program.

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/Social Planning degree?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

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: 224061
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type:Commonwealth-supported

2014: $6,092

International students
CRICOS code: 036370K
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $20,700



Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated? 

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Psychology & Social Work (PDF 678KB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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