Social Work & Community Services
Social workers are trained to undertake roles in casework, counselling, advocacy, community engagement and social action to address issues at both the personal and social level. Social workers also contribute to policy development, education and research, particularly around issues of social justice, disadvantage and marginalisation.
The Bachelor of Community Services is designed to attract applicants wishing to begin or further a career in community services and welfare sectors as support workers, case managers or service coordinators. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise effective practice in multi-disciplinary health-related community settings and health care facilities. It aims to promote students' understanding of the societal contexts in which they work, their legal and ethical responsibilities, and associated development of skills in analysis and problem solving.