Social Welfare and Social Work

Are you passionate about protecting the rights of people, promoting wellbeing, empowering communities and advocating for social justice? Turn your passion into a career!

Studying social welfare or social work at Southern Cross University will kick-start your human services career. We offer a three-year Bachelor of Social Welfare that is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association, and a two-year postgraduate Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) program, accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. If you complete both degrees with us, you can reduce your overall study time to just four calendar years.

At Southern Cross University we offer both online and on-campus delivery with state-of-the-art technology and opportunities for live interaction with our educators who will guide, motivate and inspire you. You can join discussion boards to interact with your peers, use video learning resources and participate in residential intensives where you will immerse yourself in preparation for professional practice. Our fully-accredited courses also involve you undertaking placements in human services organisations experiencing the ‘real world’ of social work and social welfare practice.

Job Outlook Australia predicts that social welfare and social work jobs growth is likely to be strong to very strong in the future. In social welfare, 25,000 new job openings are forecast between 2015 and 2020. In social work, the projection is for up to 50,000 new job openings!

Our graduates are sought after across a range of fields of practice including child protection, health, mental health, disability services, housing, youth work, aged care, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community development and domestic violence services.

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