Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work) (1874)

  • Approved Abbreviation: PGBriPr(SocWrk)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1874
  • AQF Level: OT
CRICOS Code: 097005D

Program Status:

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

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 programmes such as the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).

Study Mode

30 weeks full-time.

Program Advice

Dr Sharlotte Tusasiirwe

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Liverpool Campus Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

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

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


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.

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

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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.

All other 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.

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Spring sessionCredit Points
CULT 2005 Ethics in the Social Sciences 10
WELF 2001 Community Management and Organisations 10
WELF 1003 Human Services Intervention Strategies 10
WELF 1011 Introduction to Social Work in Australia 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40