What's it like to be a Social Worker?
Social Workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their wellbeing and address disadvantage and marginalisation.
Social Workers play an important role in advocating for social justice, human rights, social change and development.
Social Workers may provide case management, counselling and advocacy to address issues at the personal and social level in a variety of settings including crisis support, child protection, aged care, disability, homelessness, drug and alcohol, healthcare, education or policy.
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How to become a Social Worker
- Complete a bachelor degree in social work. Alternatively, if you already have a tertiary qualification you can complete a two-year Master of Social Work.
- Apply for registration with the professional representative body of social workers in Australia – the Australian Association of Social Workers.
- Social workers with several years’ experience can move into more specialised roles in family therapy, research, mental health, academia or policy and management.
- To gain experience in the industry and to boost your resume, you can volunteer with a helpline or other more direct support roles.
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