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Pursue Your Passion in Social Work at Griffith

This is a field that can lead to a fulfilling career of helping people and improving their quality of life.


Social work students at Griffith University will be trained to understand people, putting their skills to work for the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

The course will suit students who are passionate about:

  • Equity

  • Diversity

  • Ethical practice

  • Human rights

  • Social justice

Learning outcomes include:

  • Becoming highly proficient in all core areas of social work theory and practice

  • Developing critical thinking and reflective skills

  • Becoming equipped for practice, grounded in the values and ethics of the profession


Students will be groomed to become:

  • Ethical and innovative thinkers

  • Effective communicators

  • Problem solvers

  • Change facilitators

  • Leaders

Griffith students have the advantage of being taught by expert staff with experience in all areas of the social work profession.

Many of the lecturers at Griffith have won university awards for their outstanding teaching.

Students will develop broad and coherent knowledge, as well as skills from areas like:

  • Society and social arrangements

  • Human services provision

  • Counselling approaches and techniques

  • Human behaviour and development

  • Specialised social work courses

Students will also be able to choose from a wide variety of electives, including:

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Children and Youth

  • Child and Youth Mental Health

  • Positive Psychology

  • Media, Politics and Public Opinion

  • Migration, Settlement and Integration

  • Conflict and Forced Displacement

  • Adolescent Development

  • Introduction to Sexual Health and STI