Course Description

This multi-disciplinary course explores the developmental, psychological, social and environmental issues that impact on adolescent health and wellbeing.  The course covers the evidence base for effective programs and practice in the areas where young people live, learn and socialise, and in the health-care sector where young people seek support. The minor thesis component in the final year provides the opportunity to undertake a small research project and write up under the guidance of a supervisor.

The knowledge and skills gained will enhance the practice of a diverse range of health and education professionals such as nurses, social workers, teachers, youth workers, police officers, so that they can better engage with young people and work more effectively towards improving their health  and wellbeing outcomes.

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Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $18,080 per year full-time, $36,160 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 75.0% (national average 71.7%)
Improved skills: 84.3% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.0% (national average 83.3%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 84.0% (national average 78.1%)
Studying full time: 4.3% (national average 5.6%)
Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $67,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Entry Requirements