Social work is a helping profession. The main goal of social work 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?Find out more
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.
"ECU has helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be"
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.
"ECU gives you the ability to apply your knowledge, and to experience what the industry is like"
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.