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Careers in Social Work
The aim of social welfare work is to challenge social injustices such as poverty, discrimination and inequality and work towards the improvement of the general welfare of individuals groups and communities.
You will gain the skills required to work with individuals, groups and communities in a multi-cultural society.
Your studies at James Cook University (JCU) place an emphasis on the connection between human rights and social justice, and encourage an understanding of the position of disadvantaged groups in our society.
- Get interesting, well paid jobs, with good prospects of promotion
- Can work in interesting places in Australia and overseas
- Have fun while helping people and promoting social justice
What sort of job will I get?
Our graduates work in a wide range of areas including:
|Non-government Agencies||Women's Services|
|Neighbourhood Centres||Domestic Violence Agencies|
|Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services||Youth Work|
|State Government Departments||Department of Child Safety|
|Education||Health Services and Hospitals|
|Prisons and Community Corrections||Disability Services|
As well as…
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
- Family and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FACSIA)
- Family Courts
- Foreign Affairs
- Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
So, if you enjoy working and communicating with people, have a desire to understand social issues and have a commitment to working for social change, then Social Work may offer you a rewarding career.