Social Work courses are available at a Bachelor or Masters level. The Bachelor of Social Work is a 4 year program. The Master of Social Work is an academically advanced 2-year post-qualifying degree that builds on the prior knowledge and experiences that students bring to their studies.
The bachelor program allows entry for those who have completed a minimum of secondary school in their home country. The Masters of Social Work is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. Students in both programs will be prepared to make a meaningful contribution to people and communities as a dynamic professional social worker.
The program develops critically reflective and analytical practitioners, equipping students with innovative knowledge and skills to undertake social action, counselling, community development, policy analysis and development, advocacy and research to work with people individually and collectively for change.
The Bachelor or Master of Social Work has been developed to provide practical skills in areas such as:
- Advanced social research
- Engaging effectively with Aboriginal people
- Ethical social work practise in complex contexts
- Mental health and social work
- Children, youth and families: challenges, critique and change
Bachelor Entry Requirements
– Completed year 12 or secondary school
– IELT’s score (or equivalent test) of 6.5
Masters Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold a relevant 3-year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) that includes the equivalent of at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences (studies of the individual and society). This is the minimum entry requirement as set out by the ASWEAS guidelines (2012).
Potential Career Pathways:
- Social work
- Aged care
- Health services
- Youth work
Graduates will be eligible for membership to the AASW and to practice as professional social workers. Membership to the AASW enables you to apply to become a mental health accredited practitioner, which attracts a Medicare rebate for private practitioners.
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Temporary Graduate Visa
If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.
If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.
Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.
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