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Advanced Social work
Graduate Diploma of Advanced Social work
Graduate Diploma of Advanced Social work

Graduate Diploma of Advanced Social work

  • ID:UWA610091
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$30,540.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$30,540.00
Estimated Total/program:
$63,640.00
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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 certificate*, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 
  • (b) at least two years of experience as a professionally qualified social worker.

Note: *A 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

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

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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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.

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