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Why Social Worker?

In Australia, a social worker is someone who supports vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, dealing with various social issues in fields such as social welfare, health, education, politics, and the economy. They perform various tasks including:

Client support - Providing support and advice to clients facing personal and emotional difficulties, helping them overcome challenges and achieve independence.

Resource assessment - Evaluating resources in various community services such as social welfare, health, housing, and employment, to determine services that can be provided to clients.

Community development - Planning and implementing projects to promote social self-reliance and contribute to the development of local communities.

Policy analysis and development - Seeking solutions to social issues, analyzing policies, and providing recommendations to achieve social justice.


When it comes to obtaining Australian permanent residency, fulfilling various requirements is necessary, and the experience and skills of a social worker can be advantageous for immigration applicants.

Priority in Australian immigration policy - Australia's immigration policy prioritizes experts in the field of social services, making the experience and knowledge of a social worker useful during the immigration application process.

Employment opportunities - Australia provides a variety of jobs in the social services sector. A career as a social worker can enhance employment opportunities in Australia.

Permanent residency sponsorship - Australian companies or visa sponsorship programs often welcome professionals in the field of social services, increasing the likelihood of obtaining permanent residency.

Community contribution -  The ability of Australian immigration applicants to contribute to the local community can be a beneficial factor in obtaining permanent residency. Experience as a social worker can aid in acquiring such abilities.

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The Bachelor of Social Work in Australia is typically structured as a 4-year program. To enroll, you must meet the academic requirements and English proficiency requirements set by each university. Generally, for the English proficiency requirement, a high level of overall 7.0 in the IELTS academic module (each 7.0) is required.

If you have already obtained a relevant bachelor's degree or a humanities-related bachelor's degree, you can complete the 2-year Master of Social Work - Qualifying program. This program also requires a high English proficiency level, with an IELTS score of 7.0, similar to the undergraduate program.

Upon graduation from an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited program, completion of the IELTS with a score of 7.0, and over 980 hours of practical experience, you can become registered as a social worker in Australia. Please keep this information in mind.



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