Social Work Webinar
Introducing social work course:
Covering a range of material and skill development, the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) course strongly focuses on engaging with people, including learning how to work interpersonally, and developing skills in intervention. Students will also build up knowledge about how community services and healthcare systems operate, as well as working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and cultural and linguistically diverse groups, through to sexuality and disability. As part of their studies, students are also required to undertake 1000 hours of practical exposure in diverse areas such as the community service sector, with faith-based agencies like Anglicare and Salvation Army, as well as in healthcare and hospitals.
Professor Peter Camilleri, Head of Social Work is excited to showcase the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) course to you!
date: Thursday 24 Nov 2022
Duration: 30 minutes
event type: online
Why should you study social work?
As an industry, social work is continuing to grow significantly. The ABS Labour Force Survey data revealed there were 30,000 social workers in 2020 (Job Outlook, 2020) and National Skills Commission Employment data projects this figure will increase to 34,600 social workers by 2025 (Labour Market Information Portal, 2021). Once a social work student graduates, their career can change quite dramatically over the following five years. They could be working in the non-government community services sector, a private practice, or other faith-based agencies such as Catholic Care, Baptist Care, Wesley Mission. They could work in State government in family and children services, or in the hard edge of social work in child protection. A social worker’s healthcare area could include hospitals or community healthcare centres, the Department of Social Services or policy development roles. According to Camilleri, a career in social work can take you ‘anywhere and everywhere’.
If you’ve got a heart for social justice, helping marginalised groups, or want to help make a difference to society, why not consider a Master of Social Work (Qualifying)? The master course complements undergraduate qualifications in counselling or psychology. A minimum of a year of social science units such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, behavioral studies is required. If you don’t have the relevant study background, you may be able to take the Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Bridging Course) before taking the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).
Key note speaker
Professor Peter Camilleri
Head of School of Social Work
Professor Peter Camilleri has been a social worker, researcher and academic. He has been involved in teaching social work since 1986. He has worked as a social work practitioner in Tasmania, England and the Northern Territory working in adult mental health, rehabilitation, and child and adolescent mental health. He has been Professor of Social Work at several universities, Head of Schools of Social Work and Rector/Campus Dean. He has worked at University of South Australia, James Cook University, Australian Catholic University, University of Wollongong, and Central Queensland University.
What do our students say?
‘The Master of Social Work has brought me a lot of learning and personal and professional growth. Also, I feel very happy to be at Excelsia College, where the academic team is very good and support the students beyond expectations.’
Isabella Pezolato De Luca
Master of Social Work student