Your postgraduate information session
Social Sciences at Western aims to provide students with the skills to consciously and ethically pursue social justice and social change within their chosen fields in Western Sydney, the wider community and globally. Students are offered frameworks to think critically, innovate and independently evaluate the shifting social worlds around them. Our unique Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies will show you how humanitarian assistance works alongside international development aid efforts through a mix of practical and theoretical learning.
This session was held on Tuesday 3 November. A video recording and transcripts of this session are now available.
This session covers the following courses:
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"The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) has opened up several career opportunities for me. While I worked in disability, homelessness and community development, I have transitioned into full time teaching and research career aiming to undertake higher degree research in future."
Frequently asked questions
The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is aimed at graduates of Social Sciences and other Human Services programs who wish to achieve a professional qualification in social work. In addition to emerging with a Master qualification, students will also be equipped with the practical education required to meet Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) standards.
The Postgraduate Bridging Program Social Work offers the kind of foundation essential for success in postgraduate programs such as the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) and is specifically tailored to those students who do not have a background in Health, Education, or Society and Culture. Students who successfully complete this course can enter the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).
Graduates of this degree can look forward to career opportunities as an art therapist working in the health sector, community organisations and private practice.
Graduates of this degree can look forward to career opportunities as a project manager, policy developer, international aid, or disaster relief worker in goverment and non-goverment agencies.
Graduates can look forward to career opportunities in planning and management in local, state, and federal government agencies or the private sector; zoning and land use; social policy development; and sustainability and the environment.
Successful graduates can work as a counsellor with a wide range of client groups and problems across the spectrum, including grief and loss, relationship and family issues, life-stage issues, parenting, the effects of social and economic disadvantage, racism, family violence, sexual assault, problem gambling, and alcohol and other drug dependencies.
Graduates of this degree can look forward to career opportunities in professional, policy and community roles in law enforcement, prosecution, global governance, research, and crime prevention.