The BSW programme provides students with the knowledge, values and skills necessary for an initial level generalist professional practice through a social justice lens.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) addresses issues of power and issues of discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture. The educational objective of the BSW curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge, values and skills necessary for an initial level of professional practice focusing on the interface between personal problems and public issues. Critical thinking and structural analysis are, therefore, central to the learning experience offered by the School and to the promotion of social justice and human well-being.
The School delivers a single, integrated BSW program which can be completed in two years on a full-time basis, or in three years on a part-time basis. In exceptional circumstances the time frame can be extended to a maximum of five years, upon written approval from the BSW Program Chair.