Careers in Social Work

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has identified social work as one of Australia’s most in-demand and fastest growing professions.

The Master of Social Work is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited professional training course that qualifies students for work as Social Workers.

Social work graduates have a broad range of employment opportunities to support people of all ages and backgrounds. You may choose to work in a wide range of direct practice settings or you may choose to pursue a career in research or policy.

Monash social work graduates have gone into roles working in:

  • Alcohol and drug counselling
  • Child protection and youth services
  • Disability and advocacy
  • Family violence
  • Homelessness and supported housing
  • Mental health
  • Refugee and asylum seeker services
  • Research and policy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Youth Justice.