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National Study of Social Work Students: Research and Advocacy

Australian Association of Social Workers and James Cook University have published a briefing paper about and the key findings of the National Study of Social Work Students. The study surveyed 2320 students across Australia.

The key findings in the paper provide evidence on the need to increase the rates of government allowances particularly Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. We will use this evidence in our advocacy for better student allowances and increasing the number of students who are entitled to government support.

What we asked social work students

In the survey, conducted between April and August 2015, we asked students the following questions

Ongoing advocacy

The AASW continues to use the data from this research to advocate for the increase of Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy.

Most recently through:

Also the findings from this study has been published in several media pieces and journal articles, including:

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers