What is the difference between Social Work and Community Welfare?

What is the difference between Social Work and Community Welfare?


Many people ask what is the difference
between both degrees. We have different professional requirements both are
professional degrees, meaning that once graduated you will be either a Social
Worker or a Community Welfare worker. Placement hours in both degrees are
quite significantly different. Social Work has over a 1,000 hours of field
placement in year 3 and year 4 and Community Welfare has just over 400 hours of
placement in year 3. Graduates from our degrees find themselves employed in a vast
range of Government and Non-Government Organisations, Family and Community Services. Health and Hospital locations, Community
Centres, Local Government, State Government, Federal government as I’ve said a range
of a range of Non-Government Organisations that maybe funded perhaps by
Government providing particular services for particular populations. At the ground
level, interactions with people, how we deal with people. How we enable those
people to become more included in society I think that’s a really major
strength of our degrees that really prepares students for that sort of work.

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