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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Further your passion for social work and expand your career opportunities with professional accreditation, recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
103804, 070091A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$6,684 per year
International Fees
$30,400 per year

About this course

Enhance your current qualifications and gain the critical skills to improve the lives of others, working towards creating a just and equitable society. This specialist post-graduate course is designed by JCU to give you valuable opportunities to network and gain practical professional experience in social welfare agencies, both in Australia and overseas. Acquire valuable hands-on experience working with individuals, families, groups and communities through on-campus classes and/or residential workshops. JCU's world-class lecturers provide consistent support and regular feedback to help you get the most out of your learning experience. Students complete a series of essential core subjects, tailored to the unique and complex challenges of social work. Subjects consider global issues and international perspectives with those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Work while you study with JCU's flexible delivery options. You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for one field education placement if you already have significant social welfare and human services experience. View the

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Career pathways

Master of Social Work Graduates are highly employable and make a difference in a variety of settings. You could pursue a career in government and non-government organisations throughout Australia or internationally. Graduates find employment in areas like hospital and community health services, child protection services, youth and family services. You could work in a range of occupations, such as case work with individuals and families, community work and development roles, or social policy, research and advocacy roles.