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.