The Bachelor of Social Work prepares you to work in a wide range of areas relating to providing welfare services.

This degree combines traditional social work skills with the broader issue of social planning.

Graduates of the program are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers to practise as professional social workers in Australia.

Where can our graduates go?

The range of settings employing social workers includes: government departments, especially child and family welfare authorities, health and mental health, correctional services, police and education; hospitals and community health centres; local government authorities, usually within community service departments providing services and facilities to local residents; non-government welfare agencies, many of these agencies being sponsored by church and community groups; industrial settings such as trade unions, state transport services, banks and management consulting companies.

Potential Occupations

Potential Employers

  • Advocacy Worker
  • Alternative Care Worker
  • Assessment & Liaison Worker
  • Assessment Counsellor
  • Australian Youth Ambassador for Development
  • Case Manager
  • Child & Youth Support Worker
  • Child First Intake Worker
  • Child Protection Practitioner
  • Child Safety Officer
  • Children's & Young People's Advocate
  • Community Case Worker
  • Community Centre Coordinator
  • Community Coaching Coordinator
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Development Policy Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Community Planner
  • Community Services Project Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Consultant
  • Counsellor
  • Crime Prevention Coordinator
  • Domestic Violence Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Early Intervention Coordinator
  • Electorate Officer
  • Employment Project Officer
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Family Support Practitioner
  • Foster Care Support Worker
  • Graduate Administrative Assistant
  • Grants Coordinator
  • Guidance Officer
  • HACC Assessment & Support Officer
  • Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Housing Advice & Support Officer
  • Housing Officer
  • Inclusion Support Facilitator
  • Information and Promotions Officer
  • Intake and Assessment Coordinator
  • Intervention Social Worker
  • Job Capacity Assessor
  • Kinship Family Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Options Coordinator
  • Mediator
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Neighbourhood House Coordinator
  • Online Crisis Supporter
  • Outreach Worker
  • Outreach Youth Worker
  • Peer Educator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Research Officer
  • Political Adviser
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Quitline Adviser
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Reunification Social Worker
  • Service Coordinator
  • Social Development Officer
  • Social Planner
  • Social Research Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • Telephone Line Coordinator
  • Therapeutic Case Worker
  • Vocational Consultant
  • Vocational Service Officer
  • Volunteer & Community Programs Coordinator
  • Welfare Worker
  • Women's Safety Contact Officer
  • Youth Justice Coordinator
  • Youth Justice Court Advisor
  • Youth Pathways Project Officer
  • Youth Services Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • ACCESS-OCAR Services
  • Anglicare
  • Baptist Community Services
  • City of West Torrens
  • Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Department for Correctional Services
  • Department for Education and Child Development
  • Department of Social Services
  • General Practice Network South
  • Helping Hand Aged Care
  • Mind
  • Novita Children's Services
  • Relationships Australia
  • Repatriation General Hospital
  • Shelter SA
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Uniting Communities
  • Western Domestic Violence Service
  • Women's & Children's Hospital