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Social Work Courses

13 Short Courses & Micro-Credentials

Job Ready Allied Health Assistance Bundle

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$2550 $3999

This Job Ready Allied Health Assistance Bundle combines our best-selling Allied Health Assistance Pathway Course with our Job Ready Skills Access Pass.  It's the perfect entry point...

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Allied Health Assistance Pathway Course

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$1299 $2499

This Allied Health Assistance Pathway Course is designed for people looking to work in the health and wellness industry in a hands-on role...

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Mental Health Course Bundle (+ Masterclasses)

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$1499 $2499

Designed in collaboration with top experts like Dr Golly, Wayne Schwass and Jade Hameister OAM, this 100% online Course Bundle will equip you with the practical, on-the-job skills...

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Counselling Course Bundle (3 Micro-Credentials)

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$1499 $2499

Do you enjoy helping people with conflict resolution or mental, lifestyle and emotional problems? If this is you, consider a career in counselling with our online counselling...

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Counselling Skills Micro-Credential

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$1099 $1499

Do you enjoy helping people with conflict resolution or mental, lifestyle and emotional problems? If this is you, consider a career in counselling with our online Micro-Credential.

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Counselling Career Sampler

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$399 $599

Do you naturally counsel others through their challenges, pain or relationship troubles? Do you think you are suited to a career in counselling?  Find out today with our Career Sampler course, designed to give you a taste of your potential future career this rewarding industry.

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Job Ready Aged Care Bundle

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$2550 $3999

This Job Ready Aged Care Bundle combines our best-selling Aged Care Course Bundle with our Job Ready Skills Credential.  It's the perfect entry point...

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Develop Your Interpersonal Skills

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$499 $749

Interpersonal skills relate to a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient). This is the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterise our relationships with other people…

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Relationship Counselling Micro-Credential

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$499 $749

If you want to learn more about managing your personal relationships or if you are in the counselling industry and you want to brush up on your relationship counselling advice, then this is the course for you. Get enrolled right now and make it happen.

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Aged Care Pathway Bundle (7 Micro-Credentials)

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$1499 $2499

Gain practical skills for a naturally caring profession and save over $700! This bundle gives you access to ALL our community and aged care courses online for one low price...

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Support Ageing People with Disabilities

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$499 $749

Unfortunately, disability rates in the elderly increases steadily with age. If you're looking to support an ageing family member or work within the residential and community aged care environment, you need to understand more about how to manage and support...

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Work Effectively in the Community Sector

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$499 $749

Looking to support an ageing family member or work within the residential and community aged care environment? This online course can help caregivers, community workers and those with elderly parents understand and support the people they work with.

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Working in Aged Care

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$499 $749

Learn how to support older people with this entry level online aged care course. This course provides you with the knowledge and ability to provide ethical support, while addressing the needs of elderly people in your home, workplace or community.

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Start your social work career in Australia with an online course. This flexible pathway provides essential knowledge and skills, blending theory and practical insights for a solid foundation in social work. Study from anywhere at your pace, balancing personal commitments easily.

Choosing a Social Work Course 

Embarking on a career in social work offers a unique opportunity to make a profound difference in people's lives. With Online Courses Australia, stepping into this rewarding field has never been more accessible.

With our online social work courses, you'll gain a deep understanding of social issues, advocacy, counselling techniques, and the legal frameworks that influence social services in Australia. Our aim is to prepare you for a career filled with purpose, where compassion and practical help can merge to improve the lives of individuals and communities.

Social Work Course Learning Outcomes

By enrolling in one of our social work courses, you'll be equipped with a comprehensive skill set, including:

  • A Solid Foundation in Social Theories and Practices: Start your journey with an in-depth look at the theories that shape social work practice. Understand the diverse needs of the communities and individuals you'll serve.
  • Practical Skills in Counseling and Support: Develop the essential counselling techniques and support strategies needed to assist individuals through challenging times with dignity and respect.
  • Ethical Frameworks and Professional Standards: Learn about the ethical considerations and professional standards that guide social work, ensuring the well-being of clients is always at the forefront.
  • Community Engagement and Development: Gain insights into effective community engagement strategies. Learn how to work within communities to foster resilience, support development, and advocate for social justice.
  • Navigating Social Policies and Legal Frameworks: Understand the complex social policies and legal frameworks affecting social work in Australia. Be prepared to navigate these systems to advocate for and support your clients.
  • Cultural Competency and Inclusivity: Enhance your ability to work sensitively and effectively with diverse populations, including Indigenous communities, ensuring culturally informed and respectful practices.

Is a Social Work Course Right for You? 

If you're driven by a passion for supporting others, have a strong sense of justice, and are committed to advocating for social change, a career in social work might be your calling.

Our courses are tailored for those eager to make a significant impact, supporting individuals and communities to overcome challenges and improve their quality of life. 

If you’re interested in working with a diverse range of people & improving lives, you might also enjoy these courses:

Social Work Industry Snapshot 

The demand for professional social workers in Australia is growing, driven by an increased awareness of social issues and the need for more comprehensive support services. The social work sector offers diverse career paths, from direct client support to policy development and advocacy roles. 

Careers in Social Work 

A course in social work can open doors to various rewarding career paths, including:

  • Community Social Worker: Engage with communities to develop programs that address social issues and improve quality of life.
  • Child and Family Social Worker: Support children and families through challenging times, ensuring children's safety and family wellbeing.
  • Mental Health Social Worker: Provide counselling and support to individuals facing mental health challenges, working alongside other healthcare professionals.
  • Policy Analyst: Contribute to the development of policies that impact social services and advocate for change to improve community wellbeing.
  • School Social Worker: Support students facing social, emotional, or behavioural issues, promoting a positive school environment. 

Social Work Job Outcomes & Salary Expectations (2024) 

The Australian job market for social workers has been steadily growing over the past five years.  

Jobs & Skills Australia shows the sector is expected to continue to grow strongly well into 2026, with 49,300 social workers job opportunities by this time. 

In terms of salary, you can expect to earn an annual average salary of $92,000 per year. However, there is the potential to earn more when you undertake further study, for example, a complementary counselling micro-skills course could boost your earning potential.

Social Work Courses Available

If you're eyeing a career as a social worker in Australia, the entry avenues are more versatile than ever before.

  • Online Courses: Platforms like Online Courses Australia offer specialised courses aimed at those looking to enter social work. These modules touch on everything from practical skills in case management to understanding social policy. If you've got other commitments or prefer part-time study, an online course could be your ideal fit.
  • Micro-Credentials: Think of these as bite-sized courses that zero in on specific social worker skills or topics, like mental health or counselling. They're quick, and focused, and can be a great way to upskill or fill gaps in your professional development.

Not sure if a social work course is right for you? Check out our range of the most in-demand courses to see what’s popular right now. 

Social Work Course Entry Requirements & Fees

The good news is to enrol in an online short course or micro-credential course, there are no formal eligibility requirements – just a keen willingness to learn about social work.

As for course fees, they can fluctuate depending on the course, institution, and study mode. At OCA, our Allied Health Assistance Pathway Course is a great starting point for a career in social work. The entire course fee is $1,29 (with lifetime access), and it can be paid in weekly instalments from as low as $25p/w. 

Social Work Course FAQs

What does a social worker do?

A social worker supports individuals, families, and communities to overcome challenges and improve their well-being. They provide counselling, connect clients with resources, advocate for social justice, and work on policies to address social issues.

How much does a social worker earn in Australia?

On average, a social worker in Australia earns $92,000 per year. With further studies, such as a counselling micro-skills course, there's potential to increase this earning.

How do you become a social worker in Australia? 

Kickstart your social work career in Australia by diving into an online course. This flexible approach allows you to get a foot in the door of the social work sector, offering foundational knowledge and skills essential for this rewarding field. Online courses provide a mix of theoretical learning and practical insights, preparing you for the challenges and opportunities of social work. With the convenience of studying from anywhere, you can balance your studies with personal commitments, making it an ideal way to embark on your social work journey.

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