Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work

Quick course guide

Course Length:

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

Study Modes:

On-campus in Sydney

Units:

7

ACAP’s Master of Social Work provides a comprehensive and advanced understanding of contemporary issues and the future directions in social work practice and the profession of social work. The focus of this course is on professional development and improving the quality of social work practice.

This course is designed for those with a Bachelor level qualifications and work experience in the field of social work. It is aimed at social work practitioners already employed in the human and community services sector who wish to advance their career by increasing their knowledge and skills in advanced practice, supervision and leadership, as well as practitioners re-entering the workforce and wanting to update their professional practice.

Entry Criteria/Prerequisites

Meet one of the following criteria:

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work (AQF 7) and at least one year of practice experience, or
  • An equivalent Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and at least one year of practice experience.
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Campuses

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

Course Duration and Start Dates

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

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

2016
Trimester 1: Monday 15 February, 2016
Trimester 2: Monday 30 May, 2016
Trimester 3: Monday 19 September, 2016

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Potential Career Paths

Graduates of the Master of Social Work will be equipped to work in every aspect of the 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 and mental health, 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 of study please refer to the Master of Social Work course sequence.

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Fees

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Master of Social Work. 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. 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.

 

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Course Structure

  • Current Issues in Professional Practice - Fields of Practice
  • International Social Work - Global Context
  • Leadership for the Profession
  • Professional Supervision
  • Research Project
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Current Issues in Professional Practice - Fields of Practice
  • International Social Work - Global Context
  • Leadership for the Profession
  • Professional Supervision
  • Research Project
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

For more information on course sequencing and structure, see the Master of Social Work course guide.

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Electives

  • Ageing and Aged Services
  • Interpersonal, Family and Structural Violence
  • Advanced Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling
  • Mental Health Counselling
  • Trauma and Grief Therapy

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Social Work 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)