Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Be the catalyst for change in the community. Progress your career in social work
2 Years Full Time
CRICOS Code: 082661F
Australian Qualification Framework: 9
Available at
Sydney, Melbourne
Study modes
Industry work placement
1,000 hours
Entry requirements
FEE-HELP Available
Start dates

Be intrigued by the human mind

Bachelor of Psychological Science


If you’re already working in the human and community services sector, love what you do and are looking for a postgraduate qualification in social work, this is your course. Our Master of Social Work (Qualifying) gives you a deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, and the skills and knowledge you need to develop your professional identity as a social worker.

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and meets the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit It is a condition of progression in this course that students complete a national police record check in their first trimester of enrolment.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.

Bachelor of Psychological Science

What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Master of Social Work (Qualifying).


Social Policy and Practice
Critical Theories and Skills
Fields of Practice
Individuals and Families
Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning
Field Education

Course structure

This course is comprised of 12 units, which are level 600 units.

The course duration is 2 years full time or part time equivalent. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Pathways for future study

Completion of this course enables students to establish their professional identity as a social worker.

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As an international student, I was overwhelmed when I first started at ACAP but the support from staff made the academic journey comfortable. The practical learning environment with continuous support has unquestionably made me well equipped to develop my career in social work. Kalpana, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
Learning and understanding the social issues helped me choose social science as my career path. Ultimately, I would like to explore domestic violence and mental health issues. The ACAP team are helping me achieve my goal by making me more confident in understanding lectures and submitting assignments. Kripa, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

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Chat to one of our ACAP Course Advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us.
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