1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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SOCIAL WORKERS assess the social needs of individuals and groups, and assist people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • acting as a contact between clients in need and community services
  • assessing resources for health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment and other community services
  • providing leadership and assistance for the implementation of pilot projects in community development and self-help
  • cooperating with community organisations, social agencies and voluntary groups to improve services or developing new services
  • conducting individual or family case interviews to identify the nature and extent of clients' problems
  • assisting clients to understand and resolve problems by providing information and referring them to community or self-help agencies


This section contains the following subsection :
              2511-11 Social Worker

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