Resources for social work, human services and counselling students

Please find below relevant information relating to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Bachelor of Human Services, Master of Social Work Studies and Master of Counselling to assist you with your studies at UQ.

BSocWk(Hons) Orientation in Semester 2

A big welcome to our new students joining us for Semester 2.  Please find below the slides from our Orientation week session as well as a study plan for Semester 2 commencement.

BSocWk(Honours) - Program Information Session

Presentation slides from Tuesday 17 July, 10am-12pm session.

Download the Presentation Slides (PDF, 198KB)

Suggested Study Plan for Semester 2 commencment

Download the Study Plan (PDF, 637KB)

Class of honours

In the Bachelor of Social Work [pre-2017] and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) [2017 onwards], honours is an in-course program, which means students graduating with honours graduate at the usual time and do not undertake additional semesters. Moreover, BSocWk and BSocWk(Hons) does not require any additional work within the program, but is based on achievement in the program.  There are, however, specific courses that students must complete to be eligible to graduate for honours.

Information on how to calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA) is available on MyAdvisor.

For further information on the honours courses, GPA cut-offs for entry and the GPAs required for Honours Class, please click on the links below. You need to click on the link of the year that you commenced the program.


For new students to NMSW, the handbooks provide: 

  • an orientation to the School and its structure and administrative arrangements;
  • a summary outline of the curriculum; and
  • some suggested contact points for seeking further information and problem solving.

Handbooks available: 

Overseas professional registration

If you want to work overseas after graduating, the Student Administration Team can assist you with the compilation of your academic information and placements for professional registration with overseas bodies or boards. Please note, it is the student’s responsibility to identify the minimum requirements for overseas registration boards and provide the Student Administration Team with a list of documents to be prepared by the University. Please contact the Student Administration Team once you have all gathered documentation required to apply for overseas professional registration. 


There are a number of field education courses offered as part of the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Bachelor of Human Services, Master of Counselling and Master of Social Work Studies.  Placements are organised by the Field Education Unit, who have a dedicated website for placement related information. 

Find out more about placements

Changes to the Bachelor of Social Work in 2017

In 2017 the Bachelor of Social Work transitioned from an AQF level 7 program to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), a AQF level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree program. Further information, including changes to courses, is available here