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Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work)

Approved Abbreviation: PGBriPr(SocWrk)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1874.2

CRICOS Code: 097005D

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2021 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progess page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement Year 2018 - Please refer to 1874.1 - Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work)

This program delivers an introduction into Social Science postgraduate study by establishing foundational knowledge in social work and social policy; organisational management of community and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs); intervention strategies used in the Human Services sector; and social research practices in the social sciences. Such a foundation is considered essential for students to succeed in postgraduate programs such as 1792 Master of Social Work (Qualifying).

Study Mode
30 weeks full-time.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

The existing Bachelor of Social Work Inherent Requirements will be used for the Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work) Published at:

Inherent Requirements


Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

To be admitted to the Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work) applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any area. This bridging program is specifically tailored to those students who do not have a background in Health, Education or Society and Culture.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101644Community Management and Organisations
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies
102860Introduction to Social Work in Australia

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