Master of Social Work - Qualifying

Australian College of Applied Psychology

This program provides a comprehensive and advanced understanding of contemporary issues and the future directions in social work practice and the profession of social work. Graduates develop a broad social work knowledge base, and are well prepared to professionally and actively navigate this complex profession and practice settings, with strong industry recognition. The program comprises a significant practical component in the form of two field education placements. It provides a postgraduate level qualification into the social work profession, enabling current human and community service and applied health workers to update their professional experience with knowledge and skills for the social work discipline. This may be for the purpose of career advancement, career change, taking on leadership roles and/or professional interest, and importantly to develop their professional identity as a social worker.

Course Fee:

$33,922.00

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a cognate area; or a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 1 year full-time study; or a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma or an Associate Degree in a cognate area with a minimum 5 years experience in the human services sector; all accompanied by a written statement of intention

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Recognition:

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 01328A

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info No Full time 2 years
Sydney No info No Part time

About ACAP

The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been delivering specialist courses in applied psychology education for more than 30 years. ACAP equips its graduates to work in psychology, counselling, coaching, youth work, social science and social work. Students are prepared professionally and personally to work in both community and corporate settings, bringing not only practical skills, but also ethical standards and the values of integrity, equity and social justice to their roles.

Courses

ACAP offers a Bachelor of Psychological Science at its Sydney and Melbourne campuses, which provides the first step toward a career in psychology or further study in the field. This course now offers a second major in Criminology, on completion of 11 units covering aspects of criminal justice, cultural diversity, ethics, theoretical and applied criminology, transnational crime, Indigenous justice and mental health. The three elective topics are: international or youth justice and forensic psychology. The Criminology major is available on-campus in Melbourne or online. Students in NSW may complete the Bachelor program on-campus in Sydney and the criminology units online.

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science is available at the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, and gives students the option to specialise in counselling, coaching or general social science. Its program includes two student placements.

All ACAP courses are available full-time or part-time, both on campus and via online or blended delivery. Students may commence study in February, May or September.

ACAP has gained national accreditation for its higher education courses. It was the first private provider to gain this recognition in the field of counselling and the first non-university provider to be recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). All ACAP psychology courses are accredited by APAC. ACAP’s Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). ACAP is also the first non-university provider in Australia to offer a Master of Social Work and its courses are also accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Students are taught by both academics and practising professionals with a depth of first-hand experience and an understanding of current workplace standards. All students, whether studying on-campus or online, have access to ACAP’s online class spaces, where they can obtain course materials, submit assessments and communicate with peers and their teachers.

Applications can be submitted directly to the institution or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) for Victorian students and the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for NSW students. For entry criteria and requirements, visit acap.edu.au.

As a private institution, ACAP charges full fees for its courses. It is also a government-approved vocational and higher education provider, which means domestic students in approved courses can access VET FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP loans to cover part or all of their tuition fees. Eligibility criteria apply, and maximum tuition fees can be found on ACAP’s website.

For more information:

Phone: 1800 061 199
Email: info.acap@navitas.edu.au
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