Course Details:

Social work in general involves working to bring about social change, helping to solve problems in human relationships and empowering and liberating people so as to enhance their lives.

A social work program has as its fundamentals the principles of human rights and social justice. It provides a sound knowledge of the political, behavioural and social sciences as the basis for the development of indepth knowledge of social work theory, social work practice, social policy and research.

A Bachelor of Social Work degree prepares students for entry level professional practice in social work. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

  • Students who qualify will be able to earn an honours degree within their two years in UniSA as the honours program is incorporated into the final year of the program.
  • Field Education component of the program (approximately 30 weeks) links your theoretical knowledge with practical professional skills.

For more information on entry requirements, program pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please click on download brochure

  • 5 SPM credits (with a pass in Bahasa Melayu)
  • 5 ‘O’ Level credits
  • 5 B’s in Senior Middle 3 (UEC)
  • STPM/ ‘A’ Levels
  • CPU/ SAM/ ABE (UK)
  • Equivalent qualification

Intake Date:

January, March, May, August

To be completed at HELP University College

  • BA 200     Introduction to Business Administration
  • BA 301     Principles of Management
  • BA 309     Human Resource Management
  • CS 101     Computer & their Applications
  • EN 101     Freshman English I
  • EN 102     Freshman English II
  • MA 120     Finite Mathematics
  • MA 125     Statistics
  • MC 110     Human Communication
  • MC 202     Public Speaking
  • MC 213     Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace
  • MC 208     Communication in the Workplace
  • PH 101     Introduction to Western Philosophy
  • PS 101     Introduction to Political Science
  • PY 101     General Psychology
  • PY 202     Developmental Psychology
  • PY 201     Social Psychology
  • PY 211     Introduction to Research Methods
  • PY 240     Counseling Psychology
  • PY 312     Methods in Human Services
  • PY 313     Conflict Resolution
  • SO 101     Principles of Sociology
  • 1 Natural Science subject
  • (choose from 5 subjects offered)
  • 1 Humanities subject

(choose from 8 subjects offered)

To be completed at the University of South Australia

  • Australian Social Policy
  • Contemporary Practice Approaches
  • Contemporary Social Work Issues
  • Indigenous Australians & the Human Services
  • Professional Development
  • Social Work Field Education I
  • Social Work Field Education II
  • Social Work and Reflective Practice
  • Studies in Family (online delivery)
  • Working with Community
  • Fourth Year Elective I

Fourth Year Elective II


Class participation, quizzes, tests, assignments, projects & presentations

Final semester written examination