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Social Work & Community Programs

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Social Work & Community Programs

Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups, and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. Social work professionals may be part of following activities:

  • Resolve problems of people
  • Resolve problems of community
  • Help people fight mental health problems
  • Help people fight substance abuse
  • Help people resolve general life problems

To join the social work and community services program social worker skill assessment is necessary. Each program provides students with skills in social advocacy. Course levels available in social work and community services are:

  • Undergraduate/Diploma programs
  • Bachelor’s degree programs
  • Master’s degree programs

While bachelor’s degree programs can lead to work in non-clinical social work positions, master’s degree programs prepare students to get licensed as clinical social or community workers.

Here is a brief of Social & Community Work courses offered in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Reservoir).

Qualification Offered

  • Bachelor’s of Social Work (3-Year Program)
  • Master’s of Social Work (2-Year Program)
  • Diploma of Community Services (1-Year Program)
  • Bachelor’s of Community Services (3-Year Program)
  • Master’s of Community Services (2-Year Program)

Eligibility Criteria

Completed Year 12 or equivalent

English Requirement

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Degree/ Diploma / Masters Courses in Social Work & Community Services: A Pathway to Australian Permanent Residency

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.

ANZSCO Code: 272511 – Social Workers

What Do Social Workers Do?

  • Assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups
  • Assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development
  • Assesses the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assists and empowers people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and furthers human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development

Tasks Include

  • Acting as a facilitator between clients in need and community services
  • Assessing resources for health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment and other community services
  • Providing leadership and assistance for the implementation of pilot projects in community development and self-help, and planning and implementing research projects to address
  • client needs, organisation goals and social policy
  • Cooperating with community organisations, social agencies and voluntary groups to improve services and develop new services
  • Conducting individual and family case interviews to identify the nature and extent of clients’ problems
  • Assisting clients to understand and resolve problems by providing information, acting as a mediator and referring them to community and self-help agencies
  • Analysing, developing, promoting and implementing social policies through the use of practice experience, research, analytic frameworks, and negotiation skills to respond to social need through a fair, equitable and effective allocation of social resources
  • Monitoring the progress of clients by maintaining contact
  • Compiling case records and reports

Visa Options for Immigration Per MLTSSL

Occupations Include

272511 Social Worker

Specialisations Include

Whanau Support Worker (Family Support Worker) (NZ)

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