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Master of Social Work

About this course

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

If you already work in the human and community services sector and are passionate about furthering your career, this is your course. Our Master of Social Work gives you deep insight into today’s society and communities, and how it affects behaviour. 

It gives you a comprehensive and advanced understanding of contemporary issues facing social work, and where the industry is heading. You benefit from increased knowledge and skills in advanced practice, supervision and leadership.  

What you'll learn

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

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Current issues in Professional Practice
  • International Social Work
  • Leadership for the Profession
  • Professional Supervision
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

8 units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

This course is comprised of a number of core and elective units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree. 

Electives are a range of units that give you the chance to


 study specific topics you might be interested in. You still need to complete a set number of elective units to graduate. 

This includes 1,000 hours of student placement

Admission 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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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.

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