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Social Sciences and Communication
Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work

  • ID:GU610193
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$84,218.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Social Work, a student must hold a relevant three-year degree in a related field (other than social work)* which includes at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences (studies of the individual and society) or equivalent.

* This includes programs in human services, social sciences, behavioural sciences, counselling and psychological sciences.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0 and

  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.

The above requirements are HIGHER than those stipulated in University policy. Applicants should refer to the following University policy for further information:

Postgraduate Programs Admission Policy

Course Information

This program will only be available to International students via the on-campus offering at the Gold Coast from Trimester 2-2018.

This program provides you with a postgraduate professional social work qualification that allows entry into the profession. It is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. The program equips you with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.

Pathways

  • Generalist Practice

  • Dissertation

Note: Students can commence in Trimester 2 in the Generalist Practice pathway (in full-time mode) and transfer to the Dissertation pathway when all eligibility criteria have been successfully met.

The frameworks for practice incorporated in the program are designed to ensure graduates are effective, ethical, and innovative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

CRICOS CODE: 092427M

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DISSERTATION

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice - 7060HSV (see Note 1)
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry - 7001HSV (see Note 2)
  • First Peoples and Social Justice (Advanced) - 7047HSV
  • Social Work Theory for Practice - 7061HSV
  • Social Work Field Placement 1 - 7034HSV

Note 1: 7060HSV must be completed in the first trimester of study.

Note 2: Students can continue in the Dissertation pathway after the completion of 7001HSV and all related eligibility criteria (see degree requirements for details) have been successfully met. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria must transfer to the Generalist Practice pathway.

Exit point:

  • To be eligible to exit the Master of Social Work with the Graduate Certificate in Social Care (3397) a student must complete 7060HSV Foundations of Social Work Practice and 20 credit points from prescribed courses.
  • To be eligible to exit the Master of Social Work with the Graduate Diploma of Social Care (4208) a student must complete 7060HSV Foundations of Social Work Practice and 60 credit points from prescribed courses.
  • To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Contemporary Debates in Social Work Practice - 7062HSV
  • Dissertation Part 1 - 8200HSV_P1
  • Dissertation Part 2 - 8200HSV_P2
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics - 7033HSV
  • Applied Counselling - 7002HSV
  • Dissertation Part 3 - 8200HSV_P3
  • Social Work Field Placement 2 - 7044HSV
  • Critical Reflective Practice in Social Work - 7063HSV

GENERALIST PRACTICE

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice - 7060HSV (see Note 1)
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry - 7001HSV (see Note 2)
  • First Peoples and Social Justice (Advanced) - 7047HSV
  • Social Work Theory for Practice - 7061HSV
  • Social Work Field Placement 1 - 7034HSV
  • Human Services : Law and Social Policy - 7012HSV

Note 1: 7060HSV must be completed in the first trimester of study.

Note 2: Students can transfer to the Dissertation pathway after the completion of 7001HSV and all related eligibility criteria (see degree requirements for details) have been successfully met.

Exit point:

  • To be eligible to exit the Master of Social Work with the Graduate Certificate in Social Care (3397) a student must complete 7060HSV Foundations of Social Work Practice and 20 credit points from prescribed courses.
  • To be eligible to exit the Master of Social Work with the Graduate Diploma of Social Care (4208) a student must complete 7060HSV Foundations of Social Work Practice and 60 credit points from prescribed courses.
  • To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Contemporary Debates in Social Work Practice - 7062HSV
  • Advocacy and Leadership - 7041HSV
  • Leadership in Management for Health Services - 7411MED
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics - 7033HSV
  • Listed elective
  • Applied Counselling - 7002HSV
  • Social Work Field Placement 2 - 7044HSV
  • Critical Reflective Practice in Social Work - 7063HSV
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree prepares graduates for practice in a range of social work roles including working with individuals, groups and families, community work, advocacy, research, planning and policy development and management and administration. The frameworks for practice incorporated in the program are designed to ensure graduates are effective, ethical, and innovative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

There are career opportunities for social workers in government, non-government and private sector agencies with jobs in hospital and community health settings, youth work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection, youth and adult offending, employment and income support, aged care, community development, family support, disability services, services for women, multicultural services and many other social welfare organisations

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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