Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Quick course guide

National CRICOS Course Code:

082661F

Course Length:

Two years full-time or part-time equivalent

Study Modes:

On-campus in Sydney

Units:

11, including 1,000 hours of student placement

The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) provides a comprehensive and advanced understanding of contemporary issues and the future directions in social work practice and the profession of social work. Graduates develop a broad social work knowledge base, and are well prepared to professionally and actively navigate this complex profession and practice settings, with strong industry recognition. The course comprises a significant practical component in the form of two field education placements. 

This course is a two-year postgraduate coursework masters degree that enables current human and community service and applied health workers to update their professional experience with knowledge and skills for the social work discipline. This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) provisionally accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

Entry Criteria/Prerequisites

Meet one of the following criteria:

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor degree in a cognate area (for example social sciences, psychology, community and welfare work, nursing, allied health, counselling), or
  • A Bachelor degree with evidence of at least one year of full-time study in social sciences, or equivalent.

and

  • A written statement outlining your interest in studying social work (500 words).

Please note: if you don’t meet the above entry criteria, we encourage you to speak to one of our Course Advisors about your study options by clicking on the 'Make an Enquiry' button above or calling 1800 061 199.

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall score of overall score of 7.0 with no individual sub-score less than 6.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

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Campuses

ACAP's Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is available on-campus in Sydney.

Course Duration and Start Dates

2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

2016
Trimester 3: Monday 19 September, 2016

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Potential Career Paths

The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is an entry qualification into the social work profession. Graduates will be equipped to work in every aspect of the human and community services including; Government bodies (State and Federal), large and small NGOs, community and health services, the criminal justice system, faith-based agencies, aged care, mental health and not-for-profit organisations and international agencies.

Study Modes

On-campus in Sydney
On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week for each of the modules or units you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

On-campus in Sydney
On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week for each of the modules or units you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.

For more information about the units, please refer to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) course sequence.

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Fees

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Master of Social Work (Qualifying). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in this course. 

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Master of Social Work (Qualifying). If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in this course. 

Click here for additional information regarding fees. For assistance from our course advisors call 1800 061 199 or email info.acap@navitas.com.

For international student fees, click here.

 

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Course Structure

  • Becoming a Social Worker - Social Policy and Practice Context
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Critical Theories and Skills)
  • Current Issues in Professional Practice - Fields of Practice
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Individuals and Families)
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning)
  • Field Education 1
  • International Social Work - Global Context
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Community and Advocacy)
  • Research Project
  • Leadership for the Profession
  • Field Education 2
  • Becoming a Social Worker - Social Policy and Practice Context
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Critical Theories and Skills)
  • Current Issues in Professional Practice - Fields of Practice
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Individuals and Families)
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning)
  • Field Education 1
  • International Social Work - Global Context
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (Community and Advocacy)
  • Research Project
  • Leadership for the Profession
  • Field Education 2

For more information on course sequencing and structure, see our Master of Social Work (Qualifying) course guide.

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Placements

This course includes two field education placements totalling 1,000 hours. Field education placements are unpaid work placements in organisations related to your study, split into Field Education 1 and Field Education 2. Each 500-hour placement includes 12 hours of practice-theory integration seminars. Placements allow you to practise your skills in a work environment, meet professionals working in the industry and build valuable experience and referees to add to your resume — before you graduate. Therefore, you graduate with the skills and experience needed to help progress your career.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) will be equipped to work in every aspect of human services including; Government bodies (State and Federal), large and small NGOs, community and health services, the criminal justice system, faith-based agencies, aged care, mental health, not-for-profit organisations and international agencies.

Did you know?

  • Employment for Social Workers to November 2018 is expected to grow very strongly.
  • Social Workers are mainly employed in Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration and Safety and Education and Training.

(Source: www.joboutlook.gov.au)