You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
Graduate with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioural and social sciences, and the skills needed to work in a diverse range of fields in human services and social policy.
You will gain practical experience in state-of-the-art Social Work Studios, where you will take part in simulated, real-life situations. These studios are an important part of your learning and provide a dedicated space where you can practice your skills. You will gain further practical experience as part of the field education placement component, totalling 560 hours. This is a valuable learning opportunity where you will build industry networks and further enhance practical skills.
1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Building your career is our business. We have been ranked number one in the state for research in psychology and social work1. We were also rated in the highest category in the areas of Generic Skills and Overall Satisfaction in Humanities and Social Sciences2.
You’ll be taught by industry professionals - our academics have a very practical approach to learning, and you’ll work on real projects and get real experience. We’ve also invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, so you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in ultra-modern teaching spaces.
We’re Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research3 and this excellence shines through our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international industry professionals to focus on real-world projects.
12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
22015 Good Universities Guide
32017 QS Stars Ratings
Careers to consider:
We are a globally connected university, and our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:
The University of South Australia is a leading provider in Psychology, Social Work and Human Services qualifications. Our graduates are equipped with an in-depth knowledge of human behaviour that prepares them to make a real impact on 21st-century people and communities.