Students at Cradle Coast Campus.

Why study social work?

Our newly updated honours-level course with specialisation options has been designed with direct industry feedback to reflect current and emerging practice trends in the profession. It includes 1,000 hours of supervised professional field education placement, providing a unique opportunity for you to develop social work practice skills within the Tasmanian context.

Students will explore collaborative, cooperative and culturally accountable social work leadership approaches that can be used to design innovative and sustainable solutions to complex and persistent social problems.

  • Have your studies complemented by professional field education work placements.
  • Enjoy career opportunities in direct practice, education, community and policy development, and more.

In the right headspace

Social Work graduate Ella Baker-Condon is helping some of society’s most at-risk and in-need people as a social worker for Headspace, a free youth-focused health service.

Careers in social work

Social work is a part of a growing service industry with graduates working across local, state and federal government departments, in private and non-government human service organisations and in various advocacy, policy making and tribunal capacities. Opportunities range from direct practice, education, community and policy development, and research.

Career opportunities

  • Case Manager
  • Child and youth worker
  • Community engagement officer/co-ordinator
  • Education and career support consultant
  • Human rights advocate
  • Mental health and wellbeing coordinator
  • Migrant and refugee settlement officer
  • Policy adviser/analyst/researcher
  • Public servant
  • Public health consultant
  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Social Worker
  • Victims advocate
  • Youth support coordinator