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Improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities
Are you a passionate person who wants to support and improve people’s wellbeing? Then, social work might is for you.
Griffith social work degrees have been designed to develop high-quality social work practitioners with competence in all core areas. With our flexible study options, gain job-ready skills to assist individuals, families, groups and communities in a broad range of roles including counselling and advocacy.
You'll develop critical thinking skills grounded in the values and ethics of the profession — promoting social justice, diversity, equity, and a commitment to the rights and needs of the people with whom you work
Study social work at Griffith
Pursue a career that improves quality of life
Social workers are trained to understand people, putting their skills to work for the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
You'll study society and social arrangements, human services provision, counselling, and human behaviour and development, as well as specialised social work courses. You'll have the advantage of being taught by expert staff with experience in all areas of the social work profession. Many of our lecturers have won university awards for their outstanding teaching.
Extensive social work field placements
You'll complete two field placements as part of your Bachelor of Social Work degree, completing a minimum of 500 hours per placement to give you the opportunities to put your academic knowledge and skills into practice.
You'll be supervised by a qualified social worker for the duration of the field placement.
Study on-campus or online
Our social work bachelor degrees are taught at both our Logan and Gold Coast campuses or through external study (mostly online with some on-campus attendance required for intensive courses).
Inspiring overseas experiences
Social work student Melissa Cootes took part in a slums outreach program in India that supports children to attend schools and mentors them through to university, hoping education will alleviate the poverty of more than one person.
Griffith Social Work Graduate
Joyce Odokopira was a refugee with her sisters in Kenya before being relocated to Brisbane in 2003. She recently completed a Bachelor of Social Work at Griffith's Logan campus. `Now I have a chance to complete my degree and give back to the community—maybe by working with refugees or in child protection.'
Opportunities for a challenging, fulfilling career
Social work is committed to ethical practice, human rights and social justice
Griffith graduates enter the workforce as qualified social workers ready to assist individuals, families, groups and communities in a broad range of roles including:
You'll be well prepared for work that makes a difference in:
- Child protection
- Youth work
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
- Child and family welfare
- Youth and adult offending
- Hospital and community health settings
- Mental health
- Employment and income support
- Working with older people or with migrants and refugees
17 Sep 2020
Students recognised with National Council of Women Queensland bursaries
15 Sep 2020
Griffith micro-credentials to meet post-COVID skills gap
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Monday 26 October — Friday 30 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.