Program Overview

Advance your skills and knowledge for a fairer world. As societies tackle modern challenges, social workers address structural inequalities and ensure people do not experience marginalisation. This professionally accredited, post-qualifying degree enables you to effect meaningful change.

In this program you will:

  • Develop your skills as a critically reflective and analytical social work practitioner

  • Build the advanced innovative knowledge and skills required to undertake social action, community development, policy analysis and development, advocacy and research

  • Integrate classroom learning with practical workplace experience in a huge range of fields, including health and mental health, child protection, disability, substance abuse, family violence, homelessness, working with young people, families, the elderly, refugees and Indigenous communities


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 26,400



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Required courses (12) 192 units

  • SWK700 Master of Social Work Field Education 1(36 units)

  • SWK701 Master of Social Work Field Education 2(36 units)

  • SWK703 Introduction to Social Work

  • SWK704 Direct Practice 1

  • SWK705 Direct Practice 2

  • SWK706 International and Global Social Work

  • SWK708 Engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

  • SWK710 Advocacy and Leadership in Social Policy and Legal Contexts

  • SWK777 Children, Youth and Families: Challenges, Critique and Change

  • SWK785 Social Work in Health and Mental Health

  • SCS725 Advanced Social Research

  • SCS730 Social Theories for Practice: Power, Oppression and the ‘Good Society’

To be eligible for admission:

Applicants must hold a relevant 3-year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) that contains at least one year, or the equivalent, of full-time studies in social and behavioural sciences. This is the minimum entry requirement as set out by the ASWEAS guidelines (2019).

If an applicant's prior degree has not specifically addressed the above, they may be required to undertake additional foundational study as determined by the School of Social Science (usually the Program Coordinator of Master of Social Work (Qualifying)).

To be accepted into the program, international students who have not completed a Year 12 or equivalent secondary school level qualification or higher qualification in the English language consistent with the requirements for admission to AQF Level 9 degree course in Australia must have a minimum score of 7.0 or higher in each component (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test upon application.

Applicants must complete a Personal Statement Form (up to 500 words) detailing the following:

  • What is your motivation to choose a career pathway into Social Work and what are the qualities you bring

  • How do your previous studies and experience align with the degree


Applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Aged care

  • Child protection

  • Community agencies

  • Community development

  • Family support

  • Government organisations

  • Health

  • Human service management

  • Income support

  • Indigenous rights

  • Mental health

  • Private practice

  • Refugee and migrant support

  • Social work

  • Youth work

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