Career outcomes in Social Work

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.

The course is designed to ensure students acquire the higher-level knowledge and skills for professional practice as Social Work practitioners as well as for research and policy development in Social Work. The Course encompasses the requisite AASW knowledge of the four core learning areas – mental health, child well-being and protection, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and cross-cultural praxis.

Social work has been identified as one of the fastest growing professions and it provides a wide range of employment opportunities.

Social Work Graduates can work in a range of areas, including:

  • Family counselling
  • Child protection
  • School counselling
  • Hospitals and community health centres
  • Mental health services
  • Palliative care programs
  • Youth services
  • Family violence and sexual assault services
  • Neighbourhood houses
  • Migrant and refugee services

Social Workers also work with youth and adult offenders, individuals with drug and alcohol problems and other additions, and also work in community outreach and development, policy development and implementation, and management in human service organisations.