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Study social work
Study social work

A career driven by passion

Flinders Social Work provides career-ready skills and knowledge to those people who are driven to create a society that is fair, supportive, and inclusive. We are South Australia's No.1 for full-time employment,* in a field with over 32,000 workers (nationally) and strong job growth projected through to 2023.** 

Social Work careers are not for the faint-hearted, but they are incredibly important and in high-demand. Social Work graduates work in government departments, hospitals, health and community centres, welfare agencies and many other organisations across the world. 

Social Work graduates make a difference, and Flinders Social Work degrees provide hands-on study and real-world placements to ensure our graduates are prepared for a challenging, rewarding career. Our overall quality of educational experience is rated No.1 in South Australia.***

*No. 1 in SA in Social Work for full-time employment . The Good Universities Guide 2020 (postgraduate), public SA-founded universities only ** Social Work is projected to have strong employment growth through to 2023 Job Outlook 2019 ***No. 1 in SA in Social Work foroverall quality of educational experience . The Good Universities Guide 2020 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only.

Study a Master of Social Work

If you already have an undergraduate degree, our Master of Social Work will allow you to enter the profession and become a qualified social worker, building on your first degree.

A Flinders’ Master of Social Work opens the door to a meaningful career in a diverse, multiskilled profession. This professionally accredited degree will enable you to have a career as an advocate for a more just society. You can promote awareness of the injustices in today’s society, and by working with policies, people, families, communities, and systems, make a positive change.

Social work is a large occupation employing 30,800 workers. 

New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create
between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

Source:, data accessed 17/10/17

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