Course Description

Understand and appreciate the latest developments in policy and its application, practice and research in this vital and growing sector. Strengthen your professional knowledge and specialise in your preferred sector, including community work policy and practice, mental health practice standards, and policy responses to domestic violence in Australia.

You will be taught by experienced and highly skilled academic staff, while group discussion and class interaction will help you understand and develop ideas and maximise your skills.

This six-month, graduate-level program may provide a pathway for suitable candidates into the Master of Social Work (Qualifying), which leads to a professional qualification in social work recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $26,500 total course cost.
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.3% (national average 71.7%)
Improved skills: 76.6% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.9% (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 Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Social Work postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 78.3% (national average 78.1%)
Studying full time: 5.4% (national average 5.6%)
Median full time salary: $64,000 (national average $67,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068550G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCHUCOSE1000

Entry Requirements