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Provides a professional education in the field of social work, after which graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
The course develops the students' ability to work within a complex, uncertain and contested social work practice environment by developing their professional competencies. Students undertake studies in social work theory, research, politics, policy, law and ethics, with particular reference to the relevance of this knowledge to practise in urban, regional, rural and remote settings.
The curriculum is designed to develop social workers who are able to understand and meet the Practice Standards for Social Workers (AASW, 2003).
This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
This course is provisionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Students who elect to study online will be required to attend on-campus activities for a minimum of 5 days per semester in order to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU's standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU's Important Dates page.
Community Development Officer, Mental Health Worker, Human Service Manager, Child Protection Officer, Youth Worker, Policy Research Officer, Hospital Social Worker, Community Health Worker, Family Support Worker, Disability Advocate, Counsellor, Employment Services Officer, Victim Support Officer, Domestic Violence Advocate, Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor, Housing and Homelessness Worker, Union Advocate, Special Project Manager, Social Program Evaluator, Corrections Officer
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Bachelor of Psychological Science.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.