Bachelor of Social Welfare Southern Cross University - SCU

4.0 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Social Welfare provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services industry. During their studies, students gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling. Particular emphasis is placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for social welfare practice.

The course articulates with a range of VET awards. It can also provide a pathway to the University's Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), which is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Masters degree is for graduates who have undertaken prior study in the social sciences, social welfare, psychology, or related fields. Graduates of this Masters degree will qualify as social workers in Australia and may also be eligible to apply to work as social workers overseas.


Children and Young People provides students with a comprehensive introduction to social welfare practice with children and young people in a range of...

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As welfare and community workers in various roles within the community services sector. These include government and non-government positions in fields such as...

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Additional Information

In line with ACWA requirements, students undertake 400 hours of supervised on-the-job training. This is completed in two separate organisations in ...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Social Welfare Southern Cross University - SCU based on 2 reviews
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Student Reviews

March 2018
Year completed 2020

Positive: The ability to learn more about social issues.

Negative: The difficult situations we have to learn about.

My advice to future students is: With hard work its easy to achieve greatness

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March 2018
Year completed 2020

The teachers are very helpful and are willing to pass on information to help out.

I'd say the negative is the approach towards practical work in one unit where the teacher was trying to engage me with more people in a volunteer exercise. Yet, I had already done my engaging with the people at the event. I found it odd.


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