Social work graduate resources and programs
Finding your first job and thriving in it
This is a series of videos developed by the AASW's Victorian Branch, that discusses how to search for your first social work job, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.
A practical guide for students and graduating practitioners
This Handbook is intended for Social Work students and new graduates of Australia. Provided within this handbook are documents which provide an overview of the student / employment transition process of those who are entering Social Work. The Handbook then progresses readers through the key tasks involved in preparation for professional employment and information on how to manage self-care along the way. In the final chapters this Handbook provides information on accessing the Australian Social Work job market.
Social work programs
Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree with at least one year of study in social sciences are able to apply to study a Master of Social Work (Qualifying) degree. The universities listed below offer MSW (Q) degrees, in either on-campus or off-campus (distance) modes of delivery, and often at multiple campuses. Check the individual university sites for full details.
Advanced practice MSW
If you are already a qualified social worker and you’d like to undertake further study to attain a higher degree, there are a number of Australian universities that offer advanced MSW programs.
PhD in social work
Most universities in Australia offer Doctorate programs that allow you to pursue your interests through research in the social work field. Check the university sites for further information about PhD options.
* This information is subject to change; it is recommended that you check with the relevant university to confirm details about courses you are interested in pursuing.