Switch to Social Work is a new way to qualify for social work, with a 2-year program that combines study, training and paid work in the child and family services sector.
By helping with the cost of study towards a Master in Social Work (Child and Family Practice), this program makes it easier for more diverse career changers to begin work in children and families services. The program offers generous supports including paid work during study and a scholarship that covers all tuition costs.
Switch to Social Work is a partnership between the Victorian government, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, community services organisations and La Trobe University.
Students selected for this program will be provided:
- full tuition fee scholarship
- a cost-of-living allowance in the first year
- expanded workplace training opportunities with intensive industry supervision
- access to industry networks and industry mentors
- industry-standard wage in the second year with a paid internship in a community service-organisation
- tailored support while studying
Switch to Social work makes it easier for more people to get the qualification and experience they need to begin a rewarding career making a difference in Victorian communities.
To find out more information, including if you are eligible for Switch to Social Work, please visit Switch to Social Work website.
If you have any questions about Switch to Social Work please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register to attend upcoming online information sessions on Switch to Social Work. These sessions will be run by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and will also include information from La Trobe University.
Information sessions will be held on:
Thursday, 21 September: 12-1pm
Thursday, 5 October: 7-8pm
Thursday, 19 October: 7-8pm
Applications for Switch to Social Work are now open and close on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
The program will start in February 2024.
To find out more or start your application for Switch to Social Work, please visit Switch to Social Work website.
If you have any questions about this program please email: email@example.com