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 make a real impact in the community.
As a social work student, you’ll benefit from quality teaching in a supportive environment and graduate with a degree accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As a student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects.
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.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. 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. Explore our pathways to get started.
Professor Robert Bland has worked in the mental health field as a social work practitioner, researcher and teacher over many years and has published extensively in this area. His research interests include the welfare of families of people with serious mental illness, recovery theory, practice standards, ethics and spirituality.
“I love learning about child protection and new policies and procedures that are in play to essentially protect and advocate for children within the out-of-home care system.
My goal is to make an impact within the family and community services sector. I want to be an inspiring, strong-willed, goal-focused Indigenous woman who supports and advocates for young children, youth, and families. And I want to make a difference within the system.”
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 recognising 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.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.