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Overview

  • Develop expertise in casework, assessment and intervention, practice frameworks, policy, and ethical and legal contexts of practice.
  • Complete in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Gain experience in extensive field placements supervised by a professional social worker.
QTAC course codeYou must apply through QTAC: 425051 Kelvin Grove
QUT course code SW80
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 093236K
Careers
  • Aged Services Worker
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Counsellor
  • Director of Health Programs and Services
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Researcher
  • Health Services Manager
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Policy Officer
  • School Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Worker

Details

The Master of Social Work provides graduates with an internationally recognised qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

During the course students will develop knowledge and expertise in:

  • casework and case management practice
  • assessment and intervention
  • political economy and policy making
  • ethical and legal contexts of practice
  • theoretical and practice framework that incorporate child wellbeing and mental health contexts

Students also complete 1000 hours of supervised field placements.

NOTE: Students are required to attend compulsory on-campus sessions each semester. This includes a requirement to attend sessions during Orientation Week. All commencing students will need to ensure they are available to attend.

Career outcomes

This course is designed for graduates from other disciplines seeking a qualification in social work. It is not suitable for qualified social workers seeking additional postgraduate study.

This innovative course is designed to deliver graduates who can work in a variety of government, non-government, and not-for-profit sectors, either in direct support or outreach services, community development or policy and social advocacy positions.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Limited places

Places in this course are limited by quota. Applicants are therefore advised to apply early.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Social Work - Qualifying

The Master of Social Work - Qualifying consists of 15 units and can be studied full-time (two years) or part-time (four years). Students undertaking the part-time option may complete Summer Program offerings to accelerate their course completion.

The course includes a minimum 1000 hours of field placements supervised by a professional social worker. These placements are undertaken over three practice units.

This course will be offered in 2018 however the course structure is currently under review.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree which includes the equivalent of one year (8 units) of full-time studies in social sciences such as:

  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Human Services

Note

This course is not designed for students who already have a bachelor degree in social work.

QUT recognises that not all overseas social work qualifications will meet the professional requirements to gain membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and we will consider applications from overseas qualified applicants for this course.

Applicants who are qualified Social Workers in their country of residence should also contact AASW (http://www.aasw.asn.au/) to determine the study they may need to undertake to be eligible for membership in Australia. This assessment may indicate that it will not be necessary for you to complete the full two years of study and you may be eligible for some advanced standing towards your study.

 

 

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2018: CSP $6500 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Master of Social Work - Qualifying

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You're ready if you've:

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  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support

All done? Then you're ready to apply

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (You must apply through QTAC: 425051 Kelvin Grove) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.

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