Employment and Training

Save Social Work Australia

You may have heard about recent Federal Government proposals to change the funding formula for different university programs across Australia.

This has a direct impact on students who wish to study social work at any university because the band in which social work currently sits is slated to have an increase in student contribution and a decrease in the funding which the Commonwealth provide to universities. This places students planning to study, universities, employers of social workers and indeed the whole sector at risk.

The Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work has responded by launching a campaign aimed to get the government to reverse this decision by placing social work in the Allied Health band which attracts greater funding and with lower fees.

They are asking you to consider signing the petition and like/ sharing our Facebook and Twitter pages to help grow our reach and impact at this critical juncture. They are getting some traction but momentum needs to grow.

The link to the website is below. Sharing this information with your colleagues and networks would also be very useful.

Website: https://www.savesocialwork.org/
With nice punchy short video and link to the petition.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savesocialworkaustralia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialworkaust

Questions about the campaign can be directed to savesocialworkaustralia@gmail.com

Aboriginal Social Work Lecturer Position – University of Wollongong

The position is for a social worker with 5 years experience, to teach into the BSW and MSWQ. A PhD is not required, but interest in doing one would be an asset, with strong likelihood of a scholarship. The contract is for three years which is expected to roll over into a continuing position at the end of that time. The person will join two other Indigenous lecturers in our School and be predominantly based at Wollongong, with some teaching at Liverpool (when we are no longer remote).

Closing date is 23 September.   


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