Social Work Careers

It’s all about keeping communities fun and fair places to live. Social work is a broad area, encompassing community care, aged care, mental health, youth work and more. Whether it’s as a counsellor, a caseworker, a mental health specialist, family support worker, or home carer, helping people achieve quality of life at home, in hospital, or through outreach services is a rewarding and valuable job with integrity.

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  • Developing Social Policy

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    Developing Social Policy is an online unit, provided by Macquarie University, that introduces and analyses the most important topics in social policy.
  • Disability: The Inclusion Project

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    The aim of this Disability: The Inclusion Project unit from Griffith University is to explore the various facets of effectively working with people with disabilities in a community services context.
  • Community Work Practice

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    This unit in Community Work Practice is offered online by Griffith University, and is ideal for people pursuing a career in community or social work.
  • Bachelor of Social Work

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    This online Bachelor of Social Work course is approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), and will lay a solid foundation for your career as a social worker.

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice

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    Foundations of Social Work Practice is an online unit provided by Griffith University, which introduces you to the models, discourses, ethics, and practice of human services delivery.
  • Contemporary Issues for Children and Families

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    Gain an overview of the changing nature of children’s lives in Australia in this unit in Contemporary Issues for Children and Families, delivered online by Griffith University.

Social Work news & views

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