Social Work

Now more than ever, social workers are needed to improve lives and combat inequality.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Social Care

Learn from academics active in industry

Your lecturers are solving real world problems.

Interactive and supportive learning environment

Applied learning activities and face to face classes give you practical, tested skills

Connect with your community

Study across a broad area of topics that are relative to people in your community.

Your introduction to the study of Social Work

Social care workers play a vital role in supporting people through issues of discrimination, inequality, violence, and other forms of oppression.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Social Care will provide you with a critical perspective of responsible care: you’ll develop a greater understanding of the vulnerability of people who access support services and how you can help them to overcome social and personal issues.

This course is relevant for anyone working with people in sensitive situations as well as those wanting to progress their studies to obtain a professional qualification in Social Work.

Graduate will have the option to pursue further study in the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, receiving credit towards Year 1 of the bachelors course.

This semester we are offering new students a 50% discount on tuition fees. Apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Social Care before 8 July 2022 and receive a tuition fee discount on all four units in this course. Learn more

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Careers relating to Social Work are growing across many industries. Health care and social assistance is projected to grow 15% by May 2024.^^ Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years.^


Social and Welfare

Predicted job growth to 2025


Welfare Workers

Predicted job growth to 2025



Predicted job growth to 2025

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.
^^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Becoming an agent for change

Coby studied Social Work and completed a placement at Child Protection Services

“The social work program at the University of Tasmania has equipped me with necessary skills, valuable knowledge and practical experiences to become an agent of positive change. Thanks to the learning and training I received in the program, I successfully landed a permanent full-time job at a Government TAFE in Melbourne, supporting international students with their welfare needs and counselling.”

Coby's story