Why study with us

Studying the Bachelor of Social Work at UQ will provide you with the practical experience and knowledge you need to start a successful career in a rewarding industry. By the time you graduate you will have spent 1,000 hours on placement during your degree, gathering valuable skills and hands-on experience.

Highly regarded qualification

UQ’s Bachelor of Social Work is a highly regarded degree in Australia and around the world. You will learn from leaders in the field who write social work textbooks used by universities across Australia. Our curriculum is founded on a wealth of experience and leading research, and has been well adapted for the industry and student's needs. Our program is also accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. 

Field specialisation 

We have the only program that allows students to specialise in a key area of study by choosing a minor in Child, Youth and Family or Health and Ageing or Mental Health. Our minors are highly valued by industry. An in-depth knowledge of a key field of practice will give you a significant edge over graduates from other programs and allow you to become a more effective practitioner.