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AASW Accredited Social Work programs by Higher Education Providers

The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 16,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946 and has since supported its members through the profession's many developments and changes.

Here is the list of AASW-accredited universities:

Australian Catholic University

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is proud to have helped countless international students achieve their academic goals. Founded in 1991, the university has eight campuses in Australia and one in Rome. Over the past 30 years, ACU has been dedicated to providing education that shapes students into well-rounded graduates and responsible individuals. The university's campuses are located in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, and Blacktown, and its student body is made up of 34,834 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including 4,601 international students from 103 countries, creating a diverse and lively community.

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is known for its exceptional research and education. Ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide, it has also been recognised for its research initiatives in social impact in Australia. Since its establishment, UNSW has excelled in education by embracing the values of discovery, collaboration, entrepreneurship, technology, and social justice.

UNSW is dedicated to delivering excellence in all aspects of its work, guided by the principles of heart, hand, and mind. It is a globally recognised teaching and research institution that is highly esteemed by employers and organisations worldwide. The university is committed to educating a new generation of forward-thinking graduates who will make a positive impact on the world.

At UNSW, students can expect a hands-on, career-focused education that allows them to discover and develop their strengths through transformative experiences, be mentored by inspiring individuals, and reach their full potential.

University of Wollongong

UOW is a young, dynamic, and innovative institution that has set a standard for Australia's next generation of universities. Its teaching and research are consistently recognised as top-notch in national and international rankings, placing it among the top one percent of universities worldwide.

The University is deeply committed to making a positive impact on both local and global communities, and this is central to its mission and vision for the future. UOW is globally recognised for its impactful research that drives positive change, ranking 70th in the world for social and economic impact according to THE Impact Rankings, which are benchmarked against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

UOW prepares its graduates to be successful in the future of work by anticipating emergent industries and future jobs. Its graduates are highly employable, possess strong ethical principles, are adaptable to multicultural workplaces, and are equipped with technological literacy.

Charles Darwin Univesity

At CDU, you will have the advantage of small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of around 1:20. As an international student, you will have the opportunity to study full-time on campus. With 11 campuses and centers located throughout Australia, you can choose to study in tropical Darwin, the outback of Alice Springs, or in one of our major cities such as Sydney.

CDU is a research-focused university that emphasizes collaboration and co-designed research support. Through the central unit of Research and Innovation, CDU provides high-quality support and administration for research and consultancy projects from start to finish.

CDU is ranked #4 in Australia for undergraduate full-time employment outcomes and #2 for postgraduate full-time employment outcomes. Additionally, CDU graduates earn at least 5% more and are at least 10% more likely to secure a job compared to the average university student.


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