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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work

  • ID:UWA610091
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree or graduate certificate1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) at least two years of experience as a professionally qualified social worker.

1A relevant graduate certificate includes a Graduate Certificate in Social Work, Graduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice, and Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work involves two compulsory units and a choice from a range of other advanced social work units, depending on availability. The course is open to social work graduates with a minimum of two years' experience as a professional social worker. Areas available for study include family-based practice, community and statutory practice, gender and cultural issues, issues of disability, as well as management. The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work is a one-year full-time course, or up to four years part time.


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Course structure details


Take all units (12 points):

  • SWSP5601 Theory for Practice (6)

  • SWSP5602 Research Methods (6)

Option - Group A

  • Take unit(s) to the value of 36 points:

  • SWSP5605 Advanced Community Practice (6)

  • SWSP5607 Professional Supervision (6)

  • SWSP5608 Group Work (6)

  • SWSP5611 Indigenous Policy and Practice (6)

  • SWSP5613 Health and Human Development (6)

  • SWSP5614 Theory and Practice: Mental Health (6)

  • SWSP5615 Advanced Statutory Practice: Mental Health (6)

  • SWSP5616 Mental Health Policy and Practice (6)

  • SWSP5617 Family-centred Practice: Mental Health (6)

  • SWSP5618 Cultural and organisational contexts of child protection (6)

  • SWSP5619 Theory and Practice: Child Protection (6)

  • SWSP5620 Advanced Child Protection Practice (6)

  • SWSP5621 Child, family and community-centred child protection practice (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.

  • Social Worker.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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