Migrate to Australia as a Social Worker

Australia offers a promising career path due to the high demand for social workers, competitive salaries, and a high quality of life.

Why Migrate to australia as a social worker

Australia has a consistent demand for qualified social workers, especially in areas like child protection, family services, mental health, and aged care. This demand is driven by various social policies and an acknowledgment of the importance of social work in addressing complex social issues.

Migrating to Australia as a social worker offers the potential for a rewarding career, both professionally and personally, with opportunities for growth, a supportive professional environment, and a high quality of life.

High Demand

Social workers are listed on Australia’s Medium to Long Term skilled occupation list, reflecting a high demand for these professionals.

Competitive Salaries

Social workers in Australia are often well-compensated, with salaries reflecting the importance of their role in society.

Diverse Work Opportunities

Opportunities in various settings, including government agencies, non-profits, schools, hospitals, and private practice.

Steps to Migrate to Australia as a Social Worker:

Assessment of Qualifications:

Your social work qualification needs to be assessed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). This assessment determines if your qualifications are equivalent to an Australian social work degree.


Visa Application:

Determine the right visa type. Common options for skilled professionals include the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), or the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). Meet the general requirements like health, character, and English language proficiency.


SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI):

You must submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. Points are awarded based on age, work experience, education, and English proficiency.


State Nomination (if applicable):

If you’re applying for a state-nominated visa, you will need to get a nomination from an Australian state or territory.


Job Search:

While not a prerequisite for all visas, having a job offer can be advantageous.



Depending on where you plan to work in Australia, you may need to register with the appropriate state or territory regulatory body.


Life in Australia

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Assessment of Eligibility

Based on the information provided, the agent assesses the client's eligibility for migration. This involves checking against the immigration laws and regulations of the destination country, considering factors like visa categories, employment qualifications, language proficiency, and financial stability..

Step 3

Advising on Best Options:

The agent assists the client in gathering necessary documents, such as passports, educational certificates, work experience letters, and financial proofs. They ensure that all paperwork is completed accurately and complies with the requirements of the application process.

The services provided has been great, very professional and stress free. James helped me through the whole process and I am now living and working in Australia as a Social worker all thanks to the team .
Charles Cooper
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