Course Description

Provides a professional education in the field of social work. The course develops a student's professional competencies and enhances their ability to work within a complex, uncertain and contested social work practice environment.Students undertake studies in social work theory and practice, research, politics, policy, law, and ethics, with particular reference to the relevance of this knowledge to practise in regional, rural and remote settings. The curriculum is designed to develop social workers who are able to understand and meet the Practice Standards for Social Workers (AASW, 2013).

Duration

4 years full time, 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Social Work undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.4% (national average 70.7%)
Improved skills: 92.5% (national average 86.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.5% (national average 86.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Social Work undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.0% (national average 69.8%)
Studying full time: 23.4% (national average 10.6%)
Median full time salary: $68,300 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: K41

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