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Social work education and training equips students to work with individuals, groups, organisations and communities in a range of contexts such as:

  • Child and family welfare,
  • Specialist areas such as the aged, disabled, mental health, substance abuse and correctional services,
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment,
  • Youth programme
  • Gender issues
  • Social policy, research, programme development, lobbying and advocacy
  • Industry, Trade Unions, Employee Assistance Programmes, Public Service and Private Practice.
  • International job opportunities

The joy of social work is its depth, breath and scope of practice. A social worker can sit in the living room of a child and help the child heal from child sexual abuse. He/she can, at the same time, be involved in formulating policy to prevent child abuse and neglect.


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