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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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.

And the community services and health sector is booming – so there are plenty of opportunities out there for people who want to use their social conscience and skills to use.

Take a look at our social work courses to see how you can start making a difference by studying a certificate course or bachelor or master’s degree. We’ve also got a range of articles and other career resources to help you make your career moves as confidently and professionally as possible.

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Certificate IV in Youth Work

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Feeling Lost? Here\'s How To Find Your Passion

Conventional wisdom says, Do what you love and the money will follow. But what if you still don’t know what you want to be \'when you grow up?’ Here are some unique ways to discover your passion and uncover what you really want to do with your life.

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Volunteering at Christmas

Christmas is about giving – not just expensive gifts for family and friends, but also your time. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to volunteer with one of the many organisations that are overburdened during the silly season?

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The many faces of social work

The field of social work is incredibly broad and diverse, but wonderfully rewarding too. So how do you decide which field of social work is best for you?

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Eco social work: where people and environment intersect

Eco social work involves working with people and communities who are impacted by environmental issues such as extreme weather events. Read more about how the social work sector is changing and the demand for eco social workers is on the rise.

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Social Work: What Does the Future Hold?

We sat down with Charles Sturt University (CSU) social work academics to uncover the changes and challenges society will undergo in the coming decades, and how these changes will affect the role of social work – and social workers – in the future.

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ACBI (Australian College of Business Intelligence)
AIBI Higher Education
AIM Business School
ALC Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Billy Blue College of Design
Builders Academy Australia
Building and Construction Training Australia
Celtic Training
Collaboration Learning
College for Adult Learning
Demi International
Ducere Global Business School
Ella Bache College
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Foundation Education
Gateway Training Academy
GROW Training Group
Hader Institute of Education
Hammond Institute
Industry Skills Training
Insight Training
James Cook University Online
La Trobe University
Lumify Learn
MCI Institute
Melbourne College of Further Education
MiTraining
Monarch Institute
Monash College Future Skills
National Business Institute of Australia
Nepean Industry Edge Training
Onfit Training College
Open Colleges
Original Campus
Outsource Institute
Parker Brent
Pet Stylist Academy
Phillips Institute
RMIT Online
Sero Institute
Serve It Up
The Hotel School
The Institute of Applied Psychology
Torrens University Australia
University of Adelaide
University of the Sunshine Coast
UNSW Online
Upskilled
UTS Online
Victoria University Online
Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia
University of East London
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