Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Social Work prepares students for practice as professional social workers. This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).The Master of Social Work is a vibrant and challenging program that encourages students to build on their existing knowledge and experience as well as providing a sound understanding of social work values and practice approaches. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on social justice, human rights, and on achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community.Students will be taught by leading social work practitioners and academics and there is a strong focus on experiential learning throughout the course.

Structure

160 credit points.

Subjects

  • Social work
  • Social work and human services

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, applicants must have:Completed a Bachelor degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree in a related field which includes at least one year full-time study in the social and behavioural sciences. These units may include psychology, sociology, anthropology, policy studies, history, law, health and disability, technology, philosophy, indigenous studies, culture and human diversity, media study, gender studies, social theory and population studies. ANDThe undergraduate degree must have at least one unit in human behaviour AND one unit in sociology.International students must have completed the above prerequisites AND demonstrate an overall academic IELTS of 7.0 or above (with an individual score of 7.0 or above in writing, speaking, listening and reading).*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Recognition

Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Master of Social Work program at ACU is fully accredited.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $48,208 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) International: $48,208 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $48,208 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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