In order to become a Permanent Resident (PR) in Australia, many students opt to take courses that lead them to stay in Australia easier after graduation. Social work is one of the most popular professionals. Therefore, AAS would like to introduce the duties, career and migration prospects and courses of social work for you.

To start with, let’s talk about the duties and responsibilities of a social worker. Social workers are responsible for serving wide range of recipients, such as teenagers, underprivileged groups, indigenous people and etc. Social workers aim at improving recipients’ life by helping them to strive for social welfares and resources. Moreover, counselling is another main duty of social workers. If there is any needs, social worker will transfer recipients to other professionals. If you want to pursue a career that allows you to exert a positive influence on others, social work would be a great choice for you!

Social work has excellent career and migration prospects too! The average salary of social worker is AUD$84,712 per year. What’s more, the demand for social workers in Australia has been growing over the years. To be a qualified social worker, you have to complete accredited degrees and pass the skills assessment by AASW (Australian Association of Social Work).

English language requirements


Study Plans

Diploma of Community Service + Bachelor of Social Work1.5 + 3 years
Bachelor of Social Work4 years
Master of Social Work2 years

Recommended Universities

Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of New South Wales, Curtin University, Deakin University, Edith Cowan University

Career outcomes

Social Worker

Migration prospects

Social Worker is on the MTLSSL (Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List). There are many types of visas that lead you to become a permanent resident in Australia.

Applicants must pass the skills assessment from AASW (Australian Association of Social Work).

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