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Master of Social Work

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Masters (Coursework)

Gold Coast
Social workers can be a lifeline for people facing difficulties related to financial, medical, mental health or relational circumstances. This course enables you to develop the skills, knowledge and values to become a strategic, ethical and reflective social work practitioner.
Entry Requirements
Students admitted to the MSW(Prof Qual) are required to have completed a relevant three year AQF Level 7 degree course that contains at least one year, or the equivalent, of full-time studies in the social and behavioural sciences.
To be accepted into the program, international students who have not completed a Year 12 or equivalent secondary school level qualification or higher qualification in the English language consistent with the requirements for admission to AQF Level 9 degree course in Australia must have a minimum score of 7.0 or higher in each component (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) test upon application.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Tuition Fees
$26,800 per year / $53,600 total

Masters (Research)

City Flinders, Werribee, Footscray Park, St Albans
Complete a masters focused on innovations in health or sport - in just one year. Victoria University's Master of Research Practice recognises honours qualifications, letting you graduate sooner.
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
International Tuition Fees
$34,400 per year / $34,400 total
Graduate Satisfaction
80.70%

Masters (Coursework)

Kensington
The Master of Counselling Social Work is a two-year part-time degree designed for those already employed in the social work field. You will undertake in-depth analysis of your own social work practice and be encouraged to participate in interactive theory seminars.
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Research)

Cloud (Online), Waterfront (Geelong)
If you are a qualified social worker, undertake further research training to develop expertise relevant to your practice.
Entry Requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.

For more information please visit the Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

Masters (Coursework)

Armidale
The Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) provides graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker, an occupation that the Australian government predicts will continue to experience very...
Entry Requirements

1. A candidate shall hold an AQF Level 7 three year undergraduate degree in a discipline other than social work from a recognised university, which includes the equivalent of one year of full-time study, 48 credit points (8 units or equivalent) in any Social Science Discipline as defined by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In other words, the 48 credit points may include units in courses such as Accounting, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Marketing, Management, Political Science, Social Medicine, Sociology, Statistics, etc.

2. Candidates who have not completed one year of study of social science units but have completed a health / allied health or physical science degree should complete:

(a) at least 6 credit points (1 unit or equivalent) of studies in Sociology; and

(b) at least 6 credit points (1 unit or equivalent) of studies in Social Policy.

Such candidates may be permitted to enrol and complete the pre-requisite units concurrently while enrolling in the approved units for the Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying).

3. Where a candidate holds an international qualification in social work that does not meet the Australian Association of Social Workers eligibility for membership, admission may be sought to the degree through permission from the Social Work Course Coordinator. However, the candidate will be individually responsible for contacting the Australian Association of Social Workers regarding eligibility for membership based on their individual circumstances.

4. Applicants must meet the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Duration
2 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra, Strathfield, Brisbane
Entry Requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, applicants must have:

  1. Completed a Bachelor degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree in a related field which includes at least one year full-time study in the social and behavioural sciences.

    These units may include psychology, sociology, anthropology, policy studies, history, law, health and disability, technology, philosophy, indigenous studies, culture and human diversity, media study, gender studies, social theory and population studies.

    AND
  2. The undergraduate degree must have at least one unit in human behaviour AND one unit in sociology.

International students must have completed the above prerequisites AND demonstrate an overall academic IELTS of 7.0 or above (with an individual score of 7.0 or above in writing, speaking, listening and reading).

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Duration
2 years full-time

Masters (Research)

Parkville
The Master of Advanced Social Work (Research) allows you to combine coursework with extensive independent research in social work. It encourages an advanced practice-oriented and theoretical approach, and supports self-directed, lifelong learning.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
86.50%

Masters (Coursework)

Perth, External
This course will introduce you to the community development ideas and practices used to create and foster community-led change in settings around Australia and beyond.This course is designed for community work practitioners and graduates with an...
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Camperdown

The Master of Philosophy involves research and advanced coursework.

Duration
1 - 2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$40,000 per year / $40,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.50%

Masters (Coursework)

Berwick, Ballarat - Mt Helen
Be an advocate for social justice and human rights. Make a real difference to the lives of people in need.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Master of Social Work overview

Completing a masters in social work will provide you with the tools for a vast range of more specialised roles in social work. This qualification is necessary if you're interested in higher level management, program and policy development and delivery and research roles. A masters is also a prerequisite for a Doctor of Social Work.

Employment options

A masters in social work will open the doors for many more advanced roles in the social work field, such as a researcher, facilitator, project manager, manager or therapist in the healthcare sector, child services, disability services and the justice system. A master’s degree is well-sought after qualification and will help secure interviews with most social work employers

Scholarships and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to students taking a masters of social work. Generally more superior academic performance is a primary focus as to whether you are a suitable candidate for a scholarship. There is also Austudy available, if you are interested in undertaking this course, but you will need to contact Centrelink before enrolling to find out whether you are eligible for these payments.

Prerequisites and selection process

To enrol in a masters in social work you will need to have studied and successfully completed the related undergraduate degree. For acceptance into the course, a higher level of academic performance will make it easier to gain entry. Early enrolment is also a good idea to help ensure you gain a place.