Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)


National CRICOS Course Code


Course length

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



Study modes

On-campus in Sydney and Melbourne.

Intake & start dates
Mon 8 Feb 2021
Mon 31 May 2021
Mon 20 Sep 2021

About this course

Understand your calling. Lead a successful career in social work.

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).



What you'll learn

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

Explore with an applied focus:

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

See the complete course guide here.

Student Experience

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Before Applying

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. 

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Admission 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.


  • A written 500-word statement outlining your interest in studying social work.

 International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit