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Diploma of community Service to Bachelor of Social Work

  • Diploma of Community Services: $16,000
    Bachelor of Social Work: $80,000
  • Package Program Total Fees: $72,000 (Save $8,000 by enrolling in the package program)


The IHNA Package Course offers a streamlined educational pathway, transitioning students from the Diploma of Community Services directly into the Bachelor of Social Work. This specialised program is designed for comprehensive learning and skill development, equipping students with the necessary tools to excel in the field of social work. With a curriculum tailored to bridge theoretical knowledge and practical application, students will be well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities in their professional careers.

Key benefits
  • Credit Transfer: Gain a full one-year credit for your prior learning in the Diploma of Community Services, allowing you to complete the Bachelor of Social Work in just three years.
  • Stay-Back Opportunity: Benefit from the chance to stay back for up to five years after completing the bachelor’s degree, offering you an extended period to gain practical experience and enhance your professional portfolio.
  • Pathway to Registration: The Bachelor of Social Work at IHNA not only provides a robust education but also leads you towards professional registration, marking you as a qualified and recognised social work professional.

Entry Requirement

Standard entry requirements for the BSW include Year 12 completion or Certificate IV completion or equivalent, studied in English, work and/or volunteer experience in human services will be considered alongside education requirements.

English Language Proficiency Entry Requirements must be met by the student.

English language proficiency:
  • Academic IELTS level Overall 7.0 and no band less than 7.0 or equivalent scores in PTE/ other, OR
  • Direct entry through a pass in an Australian English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with the minimum score of 70%, OR
  • As prescribed/ recommended by the AASW

* Additionally, students may apply for an English Waiver if they have partial or completed cognate Australian AQF Level 5 or higher award (from a recognised institution) for 1-year Full Time or equivalent Part Time.


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