Course Description

This course prepares graduates for careers as professionally qualified social workers.

The course includes studies in theory, skills development and supervised professional practice, and opportunities for group-based learning, community engagement, practice research and integration of social work theory and practice. Theoretical content builds on knowledge acquired by graduates in previous higher education, while social work skills components and professional practice introduce students to contemporary social work practice.

The course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), including 1000 hours of supervised professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,444 per year full-time, $12,888 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at Monash University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 58.1% (national average 71.7%)
Improved skills: 73.5% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 68.7% (national average 83.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Monash University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at Monash University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.2% (national average 78.1%)
Studying full time: 5.8% (national average 5.6%)
Median full time salary: $65,200 (national average $67,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Monash University Code: M6012