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Social Work

Social work is a helping profession. Its main goal is to improve a society's overall well-being, especially for the most vulnerable populations, and with an emphasis on social justice. Ready to right some wrongs?

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Study world ready

ECU's Bachelor of Social Work is only offered at our South West Campus in Bunbury, but can also be studied online, allowing you to balance work and/or family responsibilities with your studies.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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Laura's inventive approach to mental health

Laura Butshiire is studying a Bachelor of Social Work in the hope of one day working as a school social worker – and she is well on the way to achieving her dream.

Laura is already having an impact on the mental well-being of kids. She has run workshops at Clarkson Primary School where dogs, aerobics, basketball, parkour, dance and chalk art were all part of the program to promote mental well-being.

"The aim was to teach students practical ways of becoming more mentally healthy and for children to be able to implement strategies to look after their own mental health which they'll be able to carry through primary school, teen years, and even into adulthood," she said.

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Youth Work studies at ECU


  • "ECU gives you the ability to apply your knowledge, and to experience what the industry is like"
    ECU Youth Work student, Jordana Cernotta
    Jordana CernottaYouth Work student

    My experience studying at ECU has been great! The lecturers have been extremely helpful and the flexibility of the course has allowed me to adapt my studies to my lifestyle. At one stage, I was living in Italy, and was able to study online for a semester.

    ECU also has a great reputation for providing practical experience opportunities. One of the practical placements I've already completed went so well that a year later I am still mentoring at the organisation.

  • "ECU has helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be"
    Mahendran Swominathan
    Mahendran SwominathanYouth Work student

    My study experience at ECU has been really enjoyable. The lecturers are extremely helpful, providing me with career advice as well as support within the course.

    So far, I've undertaken three work placements, and all have been valuable. Not only have they helped me put theory into practice, they’ve also helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be.

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