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Master of Social Work
at La Trobe University

Melbourne, Australia

  • Tuition Fee AU$ 34,000
  • Country Rank-
  • Duration24 Months
  • Score IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 98

Program Overview

La Trobe's Master of Social Work is a qualifying degree for graduates of other disciplines who wish to move into social work from a related area. The course will prepare you to work in direct practice, social policy, social research, organisational planning and administration, and to conduct effective community work.

Studying with a dynamic group of students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, our program will encourage you to draw on your relevant experience and challenge the way you think. Throughout the course, you'll be guided by highly qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience. You'll make new contacts, grow your networks, and acquire the skills you'll need to step into a professional practice career in social work.

Our curriculum is based on a philosophy of social justice. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a range of social policy, community and direct practice areas in the government, community and private sectors.

Practical placements allow you to gain valuable skills and experience in the field by working alongside professionals. In each year of your course, you'll complete a 70-day (500 hour) block placement during which you'll be supervised by a qualified social worker and will work towards developing the skills required for professional practice. You might even choose to complete your placement interstate or overseas with one of our partner organisations in countries such as Sweden,India, Nepal or the Philippines.

You'll have the opportunity to work in diverse and challenging fields of practice including community development, social policy, research, mental health, education, child and family, disability, health and youth.

You can study the course for two years full-time or three to four years part-time at our Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton campuses.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Cost Of Studying At La Trobe University

Interest rates as low as 8.9% *


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