Social work stream in the National Graduate Program

If you have a degree and want a career in social work, we want you.

If you have the following qualification, you can apply to both our social work and generalist streams. If you’re assessed as suitable for both streams, we’ll try to match you to the social work stream first. Once you start, you’ll stay in the social work stream for the duration of the program.

Read about how to apply.

Type of degree

We’re looking for graduates with a social work qualification that is recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). You must be eligible for membership to the AASW.

Range of work

In the social work stream, you may work with individuals, families and communities who experience disadvantage. You’ll also work with stakeholders to inform business planning, service delivery and the design of programs.

You’ll work on a range of projects and tasks such as some of the following:

  • assessments and interventions in relation to customers’ income support entitlements, safety, wellbeing and needs
  • short term crisis intervention
  • social casework as a planned intervention
  • community engagement
  • training, case consultation or professional advice to agency staff.
Page last updated: 27 February 2024.
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