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ACAP’s social work courses can lead you to various fulfilling career paths. From the justice system to mental health, the possibilities are endless with a qualification in social work. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.

Potential Career and Salary

Social work careers have a strong outlook, with job prospects estimated to increase from 32,900 in 2018 to 35,500 this year. This demand is huge, with Australia expected to reach 49,300 social workers by 2026 (Job Outlook).

From child and family services to working within Government agencies, the career possibilities are endless when you study social work. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.
Job Title/Average Salary Job Title/Average Salary
Case Manager: $75,000- $85,000^ Community Worker: $67,503*
Corrections and Justice Officer: $65,000- $80,000^ Family Service Worker: $100,000*
Mental Health Support: $60,000- $75,000^ Social Worker: $80,000- $95,000^
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Sectors to work in

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    Child and Family Services
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    Hospitals and Healthcare
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    Criminal Justice
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    Large and Small NGOs
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    Community Services
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    Aged Care and Disability
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    Mental Health
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    Local, State and Federal Government Agencies

Data Sources For Indicated Salaries (sourced January 2023)

* Talent           ^ Seek           ~ Indeed           _ SalaryExpert

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