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Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work

  • ID:UWA610118
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.


(b) the equivalent of a Health and Medical Sciences Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0.

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 Master of Social Work (coursework or coursework and dissertation) prepares beginning social work practitioners for employment in local, State and international human services agencies. The course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is regarded as a qualifying master's course. Note: The dissertation stream will not be available for students commencing in 2020.


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Course structure details

Please note that students seeking to undertake a Research Dissertation Project must meet the requirements as described in the pre-requisites of SWSP5603 Master of Social Work Research Dissertation Part 1.


Take all units (84 points):

  • SWSP5301 Foundations of Social Work Thinking and Identity (6)

  • SWSP5306 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and Practices for Social Work (6)

  • SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement (18)

  • SWSP5406 Social Work Methods 4: Consolidating Theory and Practice (6)

  • SWSP5429 Field Education 2: Final Placement (18)

  • SWSP5630 Social Work Methods 1: Introduction to Psychosocial Theory (6)

  • SWSP5631 Social Work Methods 2: Theory for Practice - Working with People (6)

  • SWSP5632 Legal and Organisational Contexts for Social Work (6)

  • SWSP5633 Social Work Methods 3: Evidence Based Practice-Counselling (6)

  • SWSP5634 Social Work and Mental Health Practice (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to create positive outcomes and to empower marginalised or disenfranchised members of society. They promote change at individual, family, community and policy levels.

Social Researcher.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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