Federation University Australia

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Be an advocate for social justice and human rights. Make a real difference to the lives of people in need. This program will prepare students to work across human and community services in government bodies, non-government organisations, community and health services no matter what their background. Students will become confident working with migrants, people with alcohol, drug and mental health problems and in palliative care, child protection, youth services and much more. They will be exposed to challenging real life situations through 140 days during their studies in social work settings, being mentored by experienced professionals in the field. Then, once they graduate, students can go on to be a qualified social worker, take up management positions or work in national or international policy development.


There are 10 core courses and two 70 day field placements. Students must complete all requirements, there are no electives.


  • Social work

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a relevant Bachelor degree in the past 10 years. Relevant Bachelor degree should have as a major discipline any of the following: social welfare, community work, sociology, psychology, nursing, education, criminal justice, international studies, indigenous studies. Current Police Check Working with Children's Check is required.Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 7.0 or equivalent. Please note: Academic IELTS entry requirements are subject to variation as set out by AASW. Please check with AASW for more information at the time of application.


Provisional accreditation, which leads graduates to be eligible for memberships of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Study pathways

Credit transfer will be in accordance with the AASW Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (2012) and is limited to graduates of ACWA approved degree programs, and transfers between AASW accredited Social Work programs. In accordance with the AASW recommended credit transfer for graduates of ACWA approved degree programs, the graduates of FedUni programs: the Bachelor of Arts (Rural Social Welfare), the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling (Churchill) and future graduates of the Bachelor of Community and Human Services will be eligible for exemptions of 25% or one semester of the program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $52,400 No
Berwick International: $52,400 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $52,400 Yes
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $52,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

6 hours of seminar time per fortnight

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