For more information about careers in social work, visit the Social work degrees are not difficult to get into at many institutions, but some may have stricter criteria for entry than others.Courses are offered at numerous universities and campuses in all states and territories, and typically involve four years of full-time study.
TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) provides language, literacy, and numeracy training to job seekers and migrants through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.
These programs are funded by the Australian Government and are delivered at our locations across Queensland.
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If you are already qualified and intend to upgrade your skills through a coursework program, you should note that there are not a huge number of institutions offering programs in the field, although some are available by distance education.
This may mean shopping around and possibly relocating in order to pursue your course.The structure follows a US-style model where undergraduates enter a general pre-professional degree (perhaps in arts or social science) before progressing to a postgraduate qualification in social work.A benefit for students is AASW’s Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS), which set out the principles, standards and graduate attributes for social work education in Australia.Sometimes the problem is short term: supporting a family where a parent has died or is seriously ill, or settling in newly arrived migrant families.But often the focus is on people who are in for a long struggle: the poor, Indigenous communities, the aged, the chronically ill, families who are ‘dysfunctional’ and many others.These standards are used as criteria for the accreditation of professional social work courses.Social work degrees are offered at campuses around Australia.AASW has expressed concern over the lack of regulation of social work in Australia, and is calling for the inclusion of social work in the National Regulation and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS).A new degree structure, which has already been established at selected institutions, has the potential to become more common in social work.READ MORE TAFE Queensland is the largest, most experienced training provider in the state.With more than 500 nationally-recognised qualifications to choose from across 50 locations across the state, and a variety of study modes available, you'll be able to study what you want to in a way that suits you.