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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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  • 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.
  • Field Placement 2b

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    Gain practical experience in social work during Field Placement 2b unit from Griffith University, and explore how your university based-learning can be applied in real-life.
  • Social Work Theory for Practice

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    This Social Work Theory for Practice unit from Griffith University focuses on social work theory, models, methods and contemporary issues in social work practice.
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics

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    Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics is an online unit, provided by Griffith University, focusing on the ethical decision-making in an interprofessional setting.
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare)

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    This Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) online course provides industry-recognised training in community services and social work.
  • 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.

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