Social Work - Professional Qualifying, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    21440 AUD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

This course is suited to applicants who have undertaken prior study in the social sciences, social welfare, psychology, or related fields. The course enables students to gain the skills, knowledge and values to be strategic, ethical and reflective social work practitioners in a wide range of organisational settings, including working with individuals, groups and communities.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this degree will qualify as social workers in Australia. Graduates may also be eligible to apply to work as social workers overseas.

Graduates will be suited to employment in a wide range of jobs in the health and community services sectors. These include positions that are designated solely for social work-qualified staff (e.g. in hospitals), as well as other human services jobs that are open to other graduates. 

Graduates may be employed in organisations such as Centrelink, public and private hospitals, child protection agencies, Australian Defence Force, domestic violence services, housing and homelessness agencies, aged care and disability services, mental health agencies, family counselling agencies, rehabilitation services and private practice.

Accreditation

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Issues of Protection
  • Social Policy and Law for Social Work
  • Social Work Foundations for Practice
  • Social Work Direct Practice
  • Social Work Field Placement
  • Social Work across the Lifespan
  • Social Work in Groups and Communities
  • Health and Indigenous Peoples
  • Research for Social Work
  • Social Work Organisations, Leadership and Management
  • Social Work Field Placement
For more information, please check the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) degree a candidate shall successfully complete all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21440 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Gold Coast

1,330 - 1,470 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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