24 months
34544 AUD/year
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Contemporary social workers need contemporary skills to respond meaningfully to social problems. The Social Work (Qualifying) programme from University of Tasmania has been redesigned after direct industry feedback to reflect current and emerging practice trends in the profession.

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The newly updated Social Work (Qualifying) programme from University of Tasmania will give you key skills in ethical, innovative and collaborative social work practice.

The new curriculum will equip you with advanced knowledge of social work research principles and methods. It also includes 1,000 hours of supervised professional field education placement, and students are encouraged to take part in additional project and research work with communities and industry.

You will graduate as a creative and ethical communicator who respectfully uses knowledge to meet the needs of diverse social work client groups, communities and organisations. You will be able to respond to social justice and human rights challenges in ways that are culturally sensitive, principled, and effective.


The skills and expertise our Social Work graduates gain equips them for a diverse range of rewarding careers, including:

  • child safety practitioner
  • social worker
  • project manager
  • youth worker
  • mental health practitioner
  • researcher
  • policy analyst and advisor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Innovation, Sustainability and Regenerative Social Work
  • Contexts of Social Work Practice
  • Communication and Assessment Skills in Social Work
  • Social Work Theories, Values and Frameworks for 21 st Century
  • Practice
  • Social Work Practicum 
  • Social Work Exhibition and Social Work Thesis
  • Social Work Research Practice
  • Trauma and Justice
  • Professional Pathway Social Work Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.


200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 098281J 

A bachelor's degree other than in Social Work from the University of Tasmania or approved tertiary institution with:

  • a major or equivalent in a related field such as social sciences, behavioural sciences, psychology, nursing or education.
  • a minimum of 8 units (100 credit points) or equivalent in the studies of society and the studies of behavioural or psychological sciences. Of these units, at least one must be in the social sciences and at least one unit in behavioural and psychological sciences.
  • these 8 units (100 credit points) must have been completed within 10 years of admission to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34544 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 69088 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.

Living costs for Hobart

1204 - 2001 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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