Masters in social work at SCU early next year

Minister for Tertiary Education Chris Evans with SCU vice chancellor Peter Lee at the Gold Coast campus' new building. Photo: Mairi Manley.
Minister for Tertiary Education Chris Evans with SCU vice chancellor Peter Lee at the Gold Coast campus' new building. Photo: Mairi Manley. Contributed

SOUTHERN Cross University will offer a masters degree in social work at their Bilinga campus from 2013.

Graduates of the program will have the skills to tackle a variety of social services jobs within the community, including mental health, housing services and homeless outreach programs.

Statistics show that Tweed Shire has the highest rate of homeless people in the state, with more social workers needed to help people doing it tough.

Tweed Heads social work undergraduate Rebecca Doak was glad to see the degree offered at SCU and called for more social workers to be employed in the Tweed.

"There's still a hell of a lot of homeless, people with mental illness and children and young people at risk," she said.

"Take a walk around Tweed at night and it's almost guaranteed you'll see multiple homeless people."

Ms Doak said she was interested in SCU's external study options and hoped she could gain work locally.

Students who do take the course will have to complete 1000 hours of field training in order to prepare them for real world challenges and the situations they could face.

Topics:  masters in social work, southern cross university



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
11/234 PACIFIC PARADE ... $440 Weekly
House 2 2 1
Stylish Home in a... Offers Over...
House 3 2 2

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Volunteers Tweed Heads Part Time
Intermediate / Senior... Gold Coast Full Time $55K-$75K NEG
Intermediate / Senior... Gold Coast Full Time $55K-$75K NEG
Senior Financial... Gold Coast Full Time $90,000 to $120,000


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You feel luxurious and want to continue spending money like it's going out of style. The Sun and Jupiter are excellent omens for lucky...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save