Social work and human services

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Overview

If helping others is your calling, then we’re here to help you reach your goal. Study social work or human services to develop the skills required to promote social change and help others address challenges such as inequality, discrimination, violence and other types of oppression. Work to improve individual and community wellbeing. Our degrees focus on social justice, human rights and making a real impact in the community. They’re about developing your ability to create possibility.

Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • social workers
  • case managers
  • community workers
  • aged care coordinators
  • community services officers
  • student and family counsellors
  • disability social workers
  • family service workers
  • project officers
  • case workers
  • mental health workers
  • child and youth workers
  • migration support officers
  • social services workers
Social work and human services

About social work and human services

About social work and human services

If helping others is your calling, then we’re here to help you reach your goal. Study social work or human services to develop the skills required to promote social change and help others address challenges such as inequality, discrimination, violence and other types of oppression. Work to improve individual and community wellbeing. Our degrees focus on social justice, human rights and making a real impact in the community. They’re about developing your ability to create possibility.

Ethical focus

There is a strong focus on ethics throughout the course. Educators employ a critical analytical approach that supports students to analyse ethical dilemmas and make informed practice decisions that are guided by ethical decision-making frameworks.

Meet our students and staff

Student profile TULLY JOCUMSEN

Tully Jocumsen

Bachelor of Social Work

“I know that with the skills I've acquired during my time at ACU that I am equipped to achieve great things in my future social work career. I hope to support, advocate and enrich the lives of many people.”

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