Do you want to work with people? Are you passionate about human rights and social justice?
Social workers promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities. They apply their interdisciplinary knowledge about Australian society, social problems and human needs to foster social change and transform lives.
RMIT University has been teaching social work for over 40 years, and courses continue to reflect contemporary ideas about social work and its place in a changing world.
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) graduates are resilient, outspoken members of society who advocate a fairer world for all. In your Honours year, you will have the opportunity to pursue a topic on interest in more depth through a traditional thesis or capstone project.
You will study courses including social work, social science and research. Field education forms a large component of the social work degree. You'll undertake 140 days of work placements within human service and community service organisations.
Graduates are highly employable in human services organisations, community-based agencies, various levels of government and increasingly in corporate and private enterprise.
Some graduates help to develop social policy; some engage in research; some assist communities develop their own services; and some provide services to individuals and families. In a social work career, there are ample opportunities to pursue different specialisations and interests.
With a working knowledge of social science, research and social work, graduates are eligible for a wide range of human services or community jobs in areas such as:
Possible job titles include social worker, counsellor advocate, case manager, child protection officer, human resource manager, social policy officer, policy adviser, community worker, community development manager and mediator.
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.