University of New England UNE

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Build on your existing knowledge and passion for social justice and human rights with practical experience and flexibly delivered case-based learning. Gain the skills necessary to address barriers, inequality and injustices faced by marginalised and disadvantaged groups in Australia's socially and culturally diverse society. With a focus on rural and regional communities, UNE's Master of Social Work (Qualifying) will provide you with the tools to thrive in this rewarding and rapidly-evolving profession.


To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 96 credit points including 1000 hours of fieldwork and 48 credit points at 500-level.


  • Social work

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on a 3-year undergraduate qualification in a discipline other than social work (or overseas equivalent), and prior completion of specified Social Science studies, or an international qualification in social work.


The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). On graduation students will be required to meet additional English Language requirements for eligibility for membership of the AASW.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies and work experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus Domestic: $53,984
International: $58,688
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $53,984
International: $58,688
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

Note that this course is offered to international students on campus with admission in Trimester 1, and by offshore external study only in Trimester 2. CSP quotas apply.

Further information

All students must complete and provide a Criminal Records Check, working with Children Check, and appropriate vaccinations as required for field placements. This is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

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