Do you like to help others? Study Social Work could be a potential pathway to get PR as well! Come and have a look this prospective industry in Australia!

Are you interested in social justice? Do you feel passionate about a fulfilling and meaningful career? Social Work is right for you! In Australia, Social Work is an in-demand and high-paying job! It not only assist people in need but also enable a PR pathway for international students.


What is Social Worker?

Social Work refers to people who specialized in understand people, using their knowledge to work for the well-being of individuals, families and communities. As a Social Worker, you have the opportunity to train to help people in a particular field of social work from:

  • Child, teenager and family
    • Health and aging
  • Mental stability

The role of a Social Worker is to decrease difficulty for individuals, offering personal support and assess the social needs of a person or groups in various circumstances. You are a coordinator between clients and social welfare!


Industry prospects of Social Worker

Australia’s welfare system has been developed thoroughly. Therefore, the number of Social Workers has increased gradually every year. According to Job Outlook (n.d.), the Social Worker will be gained to 52,100 within three years, which means Social Workers grew very strongly in Australia!

Full-time Social Workers on an adult salary earn about $1,829 per week compared with the average adult salary of $1,460. Earnings may also increase as experience grows.


Skills Assessment for Social Worker

If you want to migrate to Australia as a Social Worker, you must complete a relevant degree, achieve the English requirements and complete the Skills Assessment via the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). AASW is responsible for evaluating Social Work qualifications and work experience for migration and employment in Australia.

Next, let’s look at some courses in Australia that are recognised by AASW.


Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Study at Charles Darwin University, you will foster the abilities and gain experience to enable the social needs of both individual and communities. You could cultivate more problem-solving skills which could assist with social justice and development.

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

CRICOS: 0101380

Duration : 2 years

Intakes: Semester 1

Admission: A recognised bachelor degree in any field and the equivalent of one-year full-time study in behavioural or social science units

English requirements: IELTS – A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0

Course structure :

During the course, students will learn to generate positive change by working with individuals, families, groups and communities. This program enables student to be a membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)


Flinders University
The Social Work degree will gain your confidence and lead to a career as an advocate for human rights. You could expand career opportunities by exploring a variety of skills such as social planning and policy. In South Australia, Flinders University ranked No.1 for overall experience in Social Work.

Bachelor of Social Work

 CRICOS: 083453F
Duration : 4 years full-time
Intakes: March and July
English requirements: IELTS – A minimum overall score of 7.0 with speaking and writing no less than 7.0
Course structure :

In this degree, you will develop the knowledge and skills required for social work practice. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


University of Tasmania (UTAS)


UTAS provide high-quality courses in Social Work, enable graduates to work in this fast changing environment. The university has a powerful reputation in social work research to explore better research value and knowledge to influence society.


Master of Social Work (Qualifying) 


CRICOS: 098281J
Duration : 2 years full-time
Intakes: Semester 1
English requirements: IELTS overall score of 7 with each band no less than 6.5
Course structure :
The Social Work curriculum will establish values and skills of Social Work research. It also includes 1,000 hours of supervised professional field education placement. Students will be able to respond to social justice and human rights issues in the future.

If you would like to know more information about the potential migration pathways,  Please visit AMET Education’s official website. You can find out more information on how to meet the requirement of the skills assessment and how to choose a suitable course . Please follow the instruction below:


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