The Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) at UOW’s Liverpool-based campus is helping to boost access to vital services and address the shortage of social workers in the surrounding community.

Father Chris Riley AM, CEO and founder of acclaimed organisation Youth Off The Streets, officially launched the postgraduate degree at the UOW South Western Sydney campus on Thursday 18 October.

The Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will provide students with the tools, knowledge, and skills to contribute to the wellbeing of people and communities.

Associate Professor Jioji Ravulo, Academic Program Director for the Masters of Social Work (Qualifying), said the postgraduate degree would help students in the community make a difference in their own backyard.

“Social work has a ripple effect throughout society. The positive actions of just one individual can impact throughout the community, providing vital emotional support, improving services, or empowering those in need to make a change,” Professor Ravulo said.

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