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Help work towards a socially just and equitable society
If you want to help people and you feel passionate about social justice and human rights, social work is for you. You can now study social work online with some on-campus attendance required, or totally on-campus.
Griffith social work degrees have been designed to develop high quality social work practitioners with competence in all core areas. 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.'
|Bachelor of Child and Family Studies||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Social Work||Logan
|Bachelor of Social Work||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion||Online
|Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice||Online
|Master of Mental Health Practice||Other
|Master of Social Work||Logan
|Master of Social Work||Gold Coast
|Master of Social Work||Gold Coast
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Double Degrees||Campus||OP rank|
|Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Mental Health Practice||Gold Coast
|Master of Social Work/Master of Mental Health Practice||Other
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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
Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university. Find out more
Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December
Explore Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.
*Excluding Sunday 16 December Find out more
Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August
Open Day 2019
With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more