Master of Social Work
A dedicated look at the future of social work.


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


Tue 5 Feb 2019
Tue 28 May 2019
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney only.

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.  


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



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.


Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
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.

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.

The practical component was definitely the selling point for me. I love the method of group work and discussion in class. It helps us to understand the concepts better.



Your Career Pathways


Advance into senior leadership roles in the human services sector, including State and Federal Government bodies, 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.

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