QUT wants our graduates to have the skills and abilities to make the world a better place. We believe in fairness, democracy, and a sustainable future for everyone.
Our graduates will understand how society can affect people's lives, and they will be committed to helping individuals in many ways. They will also work hard to make society fairer and more just by tackling and solving problems that affect everyone unfairly.
Your teachers will be enthusiastic social workers and human services professionals. They are not just educators; they have also worked in various areas like counseling, community development, and research. They bring their real-life experience into the classroom to help you learn and grow.
In our course QUT Social Work, we encourage students to think critically about social problems, and we connect this thinking closely with their real-world experiences during field education. This course covers a wide range of topics and skills, so when you graduate, you will have many job options. Plus, we have units that let you explore your own interests, so you can become an expert in a specific area if you want to. It is about preparing you for a career and letting you follow your passions.
A$33,800 per year.
This can help you determine if you might be eligible for advanced standing or credit transfer for those courses in your current program. It is a way to recognize your prior learning and potentially reduce the number of courses you need to take.
Child protection officer, Child and family counsellor, Community worker, Corrective services officer, Counsellor, Disability services worker, Educator, Health policy officer, Health services manager, Human services practitioner, social scientist, social worker, Youth worker.
This unit is placed at the beginning of your course for a reason. It provides a solid foundation for your learning about social work or human services. You will explore what these fields involve, the professional context you will work in, and how these fields are changing. It is a chance to think about why you want to be a social worker or human service professional and start building your professional identity from the start.
Students studying social work and human services are getting ready for jobs where they help people, solve problems in relationships, and make sure everyone is treated fairly. To do this, you will learn about how people grow and act, and how different things like biology, psychology, culture, politics, and money can affect them. Understanding all these things will help you make a positive difference in people's lives.
This unit is for people who have finished their studies in different fields. It teaches about human rights and ethics and how they connect to big issues around the world, in our region, and in our country. It is like starting with the basics of what human rights are and looking at how they fit into politics, laws, society, culture, and the economy. It helps us understand the rules that should protect everyone's rights.
Social work and human service professionals must have the right knowledge and skills to understand the difficulties that people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers go through. Disability can affect anyone, no matter how old they are or where they come from, at various times in their life. These professionals need to be well-prepared to help and speak up for individuals and their families, making sure they are safe, included, and treated fairly in our community.
Social work students need to show they can use what they have learned in real-life situations that can be overly complicated. This unit is like the last part of their firsthand training, and it lasts for 500 hours. It builds on what they learned in their first placement and helps them become skilled social workers.
Social work and human service professionals help people who are facing tough times. They believe in fairness for everyone. This unit is about understanding how our country's rules and the way things work can sometimes make life hard for some people. It is like noticing that some kids have more toys than others. We want to make things more equal for everyone.
In our social work and human service courses, we want you to understand the ideas that are important for your future work. This unit is all about building your own way of collaborating with people, which is a big part of being a skilled professional. It helps you be effective when you are helping different people in different situations.
Students studying human services and social work need to establish a sturdy base of knowledge and critical skills in dealing with social problems while staying true to the principles of social justice. This unit starts by taking a close look at the politics of providing help and the process of helping people.
Social workers often work in the healthcare system, and even when they work in other areas, the health and well-being of their clients, their families, and the whole community remain important. It means they always care about keeping people healthy and happy, no matter where they work.
In this unit, we look closely at subjects like crises, trauma, and addictive behaviors, building on what we learned in the "Politics of Helping" unit. We study these topics critically because many of the people we help and the communities we work with have faced tough challenges and tricky situations. It is about understanding how to support them through these tough times and making things better.
Participatory community development is an important way of working in human services and social work, especially when we are helping vulnerable and often overlooked groups in various places. In this unit, we learn and practice the knowledge and skills needed for having meaningful conversations, working with groups, and supporting people's organizations.
Social work students need to show they can use what they have learned in the real world, especially in challenging situations. To do this, they must complete two field education placements, each lasting 500 hours. During these placements, they will apply their theoretical knowledge to help people and make a positive impact. It is like firsthand training to become skilled social workers.
In this unit, we take a close look at various ideas, plans, and social changes that could lead to significant shifts in society, both in Australia and around the world. Students will learn by discussing the values and reasons behind these different visions for a better society (sometimes called 'utopias').
This unit is all about social work and human services for children and families, with a special focus on helping parents recognize and address their children's needs. It teaches you about the range of services available to families in Australia and the important knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with children and their families. It is about making sure kids have the support they need to grow up happy and healthy.
This unit encourages you to take a close look at the professional role in today's organizational settings. It connects what you have learned throughout your course with your real-world experiences during your field education placement. It is about using those experiences to help you learn and grow in your profession.
In this unit, you learn about social policies and advocacy. Imagine it is like understanding the rules and speaking up for what is fair. We also look at important topics like why some people have less money or opportunities. It helps us see how this can affect diverse groups of people.
In this unit, you will learn how to connect what you have learned throughout your course and apply it to the issue of climate change. You will delve into the complex challenges related to ecological and social problems, forced migration, structural disadvantage, and poverty. These issues have a significant impact on people, communities, nations, and organizations.
In this part of the course, you will put into practice what you have learned and develop your identity as a social work practitioner who thinks critically and reflects on their work. You will have tasks and responsibilities to manage, but you will have guidance from a social work supervisor and support from the university through visits and workshops. It is about becoming a skilled and thoughtful social worker.
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