University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

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. You will build the advanced innovative knowledge and skills required to undertake social action, community development, policy analysis and development, advocacy and research. You'll 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.


Total units: 192


  • Social work

Standard entry requirements

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)).


The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is fully accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UniSC Moreton Bay Domestic: $44,956
International: $53,600
  • Full-time : 2 years
UniSC Sunshine Coast Domestic: $44,956
International: $53,600
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Students may be required to undertake a criminal history check and apply for a Blue Card.

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