Caring for tomorrow
Social Development Professions
Social workers play an important role in society. By working with individuals, couples, families, groups, organisations and communities, they aim to improve social functioning and social justice and by doing so increasing the quality of life for all in society. The social worker addresses and engages with a variety of social issues i.e. child protection, drug and dependency issues, youth development, community and resource development, family preservation and personal issues.
Social workers are equipped during their training with occupation specific knowledge and skills and practical experience to be able to effectively engage with all client systems and social issues and guided by a professional ethical code of conduct.
The programme is made up of compulsory fundamental and core modules, as well as a choice of elective modules which can be selected according to the student’s interests. Practical work is an integral part of the degree from second year level. Graduates qualify for registration as social workers with the Council for Social Service Profession
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