Postgraduate level qualifications into social work.
Social work is a professional, practical and academic discipline underpinned by principles of human rights, collective responsibility and social justice. Social Workers assess the needs of individuals, families and groups, assisting and empowering them to develop and use the skills needed to resolve social and other problems, and to foster human wellbeing. ACAP’s approach combines theory and practice in an interactive learning environment which includes small classes involving group discussions, activities and role-plays.
ACAP is the first private higher education provider (HEP) to offer social work courses. Our postgraduate courses are taught in the evenings and on weekends, and as such are perfectly suited for busy professionals.
Why choose ACAP?
Established over 30 years ago, the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is a leader in applied psychology education. ACAP offers specialist courses in counselling, psychology, coaching and case management and has over 5,000 students studying on-campus or by online delivery.
We are a registered higher education provider (HEP) and a nationally registered training organisation (RTO). Our Psychology degrees have conditional accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and our higher education counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
A Career in Social Work
Social Work as a profession is located in the Health and Community Services Industry which has experienced unprecedented growth over the five year period to November 2011 (55.5%). Social work jobs are expected to keep growing strongly at 3.8% in 2014-2015 (ABS Labour Force Survey, 2011).
Social Work graduates work across a range of fields and industries and in a variety of roles, such as:
- Child Protection
- Aged Care
- Mental Health
- Criminal and Juvenile Justice
- Family Support
- Child and Family Counselling
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Social Work in Schools
- Fostering and Adoption
- Domestic Violence
- Hospital Social work
- Case Work/Case Management
- Community Services
- Human Services