Course Description

Your study in arts and social sciences, and interest in human rights and social justice can be taken to the professional level with the Master of Social Work.

This 2 year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia, and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts.

You will study child protection, social policy and law, health issues impacting Indigenous communities and leadership in social work organisations, and undertake practice under the supervision of an experienced social worker.

As a graduate you will have the values and knowledge to be ethical and reflective practitioners in this rewarding field.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $25,200 per year full-time


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

March, November

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University (SCU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.3% (national average 71.7%)
Improved skills: 87.8% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 83.3%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University (SCU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 83.7% (national average 78.1%)
Studying full time: 5.2% (national average 5.6%)
Median full time salary: $67,300 (national average $67,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 082686G
Southern Cross University (SCU) Code: 1207269

Entry Requirements