Career outcomes in Social Work

The expertise gained during the MSW course is sought after by government and community agencies in many contexts, government and non-government. On completion of the MSW, you will have the skills to gain employment in a diverse range of community service organisations and government departments.

Many of our past graduates have successfully gained employment in a chosen field of practice, and embarked on stimulating and successful careers.. Social work has been identified as one of the fastest growing professions and it provides a wide range of employment opportunities. For example, Monash graduates work as family counsellors, child protection workers and school counsellors. They work in hospitals and community health centres, mental health services,  palliative care programs, and family violence services. They work in youth services, neighbourhood houses and in services for migrants and refugees. They work with youth and adult offenders, witnesses and victims of crime, and with people who have drug and alcohol problems. They also work in community development, in policy development and in management in human service organisations.