Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus(es)Berwick, Caulfield


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Social workers assist people, groups and communities to address their problems. With its focus on helping people in need, social work is a profession committed to social justice and respect for human rights. Social workers provide a wide range of services to help people who are distressed or overwhelmed by problems such as poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, conflict or parental difficulties.

Social work studies at Monash equip students with a sound general foundation for beginning social work practice. The double degrees combine a professional qualification in social work with the achievement of an second degree. Social work at Monash seeks to comply with, and where possible exceed, the minimum requirements established by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) for social work educational courses leading to a first qualification in the area.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1047; email or visit

Relevant courses

  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3964 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work (with Honours)
  • 3870 Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3965 Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work (with Honours)
  • 0004 Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3864 Bachelor of Social Work (with Honours)