Interested in Social Science postgraduate study? This course provides the introduction you need by establishing foundational knowledge in social work and social policy; organisational management of community and other NGOs; intervention strategies used in the Human Services sector; and social research practices in the social sciences.
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Social Work at Western
This program offers the kind of foundation essential for your success in postgraduate programs such as the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).
Engage in such topics as fundamental debates in welfare policy; the impacts of remedial welfare policy and policy solutions; and investigate strategies to influence policy development related to social work practice. Explore developments in management practices in response to social developments such as multiculturalism, recognition of diversity, equal employment opportunity and recognition of contextual and local issues.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $13,380*
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Study Information
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With a degree in Social Work, there are so many ways to influence the world you'll live in.
- Become a caseworker/manager and make a difference in the areas of child protection, drug and alcohol services or community health
- Take on an exciting research role
- Become a counsellor and change the lives of people struggling with emotional issues
- Influence the development of social policy
- Get involved in Human Services and help Improve aged care, communities, education providers and transport services
Social Workers 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.
Youth workers support and advise young people on their behaviorial, environmental or developmental needs. The work involves writing reports, assessing needs and risks as well as conducting programs.
Policy Advisers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of commercial operations.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.