1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree with at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences or equivalent, with studies to have been completed within 10 years of commencing the Master of Social Work, OR
- an older undergraduate degree and more recent graduate study that demonstrates current capacity for graduate study, AND
- evidence of relevant paid or volunteer work experience of at least 40 hours over a 3 month duration;
- a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining why they wish to be considered for the course
- nomination of a professional referee
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the work experience; and
- the personal statement
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
Relevant work experience may be paid or unpaid, and may be full-time or part-time, but for part-time experience, at least 40 hours should normally have been obtained in a single three-month period.Core Participation Requirements
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Course and Subject Descriptions, Course and Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
It is a requirement of the course that students will be expected to interact in all aspects of learning with their peers and educators in classroom settings and clients (individuals, families, groups and communities) in practice settings.
All students in the Master of Social Work (MSW) course must possess the intellectual, ethical, social and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence at graduation required by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work (and as accredited in the curriculum by the Australian Association of Social Workers, AASW, and in accordance with the AASW Practice Standards). Social Work education (and practice) is bound by the Australian Association of Social Workers Education Accreditation Standards defined by the AASW. It is recommended that students read and understand these Standards: (https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/3550) and their responsibilities as a student social worker as specified in the Code of Ethics (http://www.aasw.asn.au/practitioner-resources/related-documents).
A student with a disability may be asked to provide independent medical or other clinical assessments of the disability and its possible impact on the ability of the student to successfully complete the course, before being accepted into the course. This statement would be treated in confidence with only those on the admissions committee and SEDS having access to the document. Deliberate misinformation about the student’s ability to successfully complete the course will be regarded as unprofessional practice and treated as such.
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