Faculty of Health

Why study Social Work at Deakin?

The Bachelor of Social Work teaches a committment to the principles of social justice and human rights, and seeks to attract students who are interested in redressing social disadvantage, whether class, racial, ethnic, cultural, gender or disability based.

1. Students receive professional accreditation with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) on completion
of the course.

2. There are opportunities to undertake industry placements in settings such as adult training centres, aged care services, child protection, community health and family services (minumum 140 days).

3. The entire social work degree is available via off-campus study.

4. There is a growing demand for qualified social workers throughout Australia.

6. The course is available at the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Career opportunities
  • Child and family welfare
  • Child protection services
  • Corrections
  • Education
  • Community development
  • Women's and youth services
  • Community legal services
  • Social policy development
Deakin graduate employers

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19th July 2011