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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||Other
|Bachelor of Social Work||Logan||14|
|Bachelor of Social Work||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Case Management||Online|
|Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion||Online|
|Master of Social Work||Gold Coast
|Master of Social Work||Logan|
|Master of Social Work||Gold Coast|
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
January 10, 2018
Griffith student accepts Queen’s Baton on Australian soil
Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February
Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.
Learn more about studying in Trimester 3
Monday 22 January — Wednesday 31 January
Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June
Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.
Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April
Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Tuesday 1 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore
Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May
Gold Coast Careers Festival
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May
VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne
Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Wednesday 9 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville
Thursday 10 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns
Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May
Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life. Find out more
Monday 14 May
Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus
What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.
Tuesday 15 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba
Tuesday 15 May
Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus
If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.
Tuesday 15 May
Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus
Thursday 17 May
Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus
Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May
Tuesday 22 May
Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus
Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.
Thursday 24 May
Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus
Tuesday 29 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay
Wednesday 30 May
Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton
Tuesday 19 June
Discover Griffith - Nathan campus
Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.
Thursday 21 June
Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus
Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.
Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October
Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.