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Social Work courses

Start studying for a rewarding career in social work from Victoria University. From disability services through to traditional social work roles, we offer learning at TAFE and degree level. We scored 5 stars in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for skills development for humanities, culture and social sciences, and social work.


Our graduates find employment opportunities across the following sectors:

  • social worker
  • community work
  • disability services.


Our social work courses are provided by the College of Health & Biomedicine and Victoria University Polytechnic.

Short courses 1 course

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 1 course

Duration: 1 year
Develop the skills to provide support and training to people with disabilities in community-based and residential settings.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

Duration: 4 years
Create a career that improves the quality of life and develops the potential of individuals, groups and communities. Social workers are involved with people at individual, family, and community levels to bring about change.
Duration: 4 years
Undertake industry-based education placements in different human service agency settings under the supervision of experienced social workers.

Postgraduate research 1 course

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 4 years

Learn best-practice research methods, then apply them to ground-breaking study, with an integrated PhD in society and culture.

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