A career path for individuals who care about and want to help disadvantaged or marginalised people
What Clinical Psychologists Do
Social work professionals are concerned with helping individuals, families, and groups to cope with problems they’re facing, in order to improve their lives.
The social work profession facilitates social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing (AASW, 2013)
Social workers typically work in hospitals, community services, government departments such as child protection services, local councils, NGOs, private-practice, universities and schools, or international advocacy bodies.
Social Work provides you with the following valuable skills
How to become a Registered Social Worker
The standard pathway to become a professional social worker in Australia and be eligible for membership of the AASW, requires completion of one of the following:
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from an accredited university program in Australia.
- Masters of Social Work – qualifying (MSW) from an accredited university program in Australia.