Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups, and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Social work professionals help those in need, whether they are dealing with mental health problems, substance abuse or other issues.
Courses in social work are generally taken as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Each program provides students with skills in social advocacy.
Bachelor's programs can lead to work in non-clinical social work positions, while master's programs prepare students to get licensed as clinical social workers.
Here is a brief of Social Work courses offered in Australia.
Due to the huge demand of social work graduates, the course of social work in Australia has been listed in medium to long term strategic skill list by DIBP, Australia. These occupations listed in Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) may qualify for sponsorship and migration purposes. Some of the job titles of social work graduates are Welfare Worker, Social Worker and Community Worker, etc.