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Course summary

The Bachelor of Social Welfare provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services sector.

During their studies, students gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling.

Particular emphasis is placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for social welfare practice.

In addition to core units that cover counselling, welfare law, social research and community development, students choose a major area of study. 

The course articulates with a range of VET awards. It can also provide a pathway to the University's Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), which is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Masters degree is for graduates who have undertaken prior study in the social sciences, social welfare, psychology, or related fields. Graduates of this Masters degree will qualify as social workers in Australia and may also be eligible to apply to work as social workers overseas.


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