If social work is your calling, you’ll get the chance to empower people to better their lives, promote social change, and improve their relationships.
Our goal is to empower you to empower others. With an emphasis on social justice and human rights, our courses equip you with the skills to improve individual and community wellbeing.
You will learn to address the challenges arising from oppression such as inequality and discrimination, and assist the most disadvantaged in our society.
As a graduate, you’ll be ready to work in a range of areas such as community development, group work, family work, case management, policy analysis and development, research, social action and program planning. Or you might work in a more hands-on role in the community welfare sector to help solve personal and social problems.
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. to get started.
“I am very appreciative of ACU’s placement services. I’ve been fortunate enough to get a hospital placement in mental health where I will be able to put theory into practice and determine which particular field of mental health I’d like to work in.
Many of the people social workers are involved with are not always able to speak for themselves. I hope to give a voice to those people in need.”
Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake is a recognised expert in the areas of social policy, mental health, disability, children’s wellbeing, homelessness, and housing pathways. Associate Professor Drake is an experienced chief investigator with extensive expertise in qualitative and mixed methods projects. She has twenty years practice experience spanning a variety of roles and practice settings including community and public sector management, strategic policy and reform, direct practice and oversight.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.