Social Work, Master | Federation University Australia | Ballarat, Australia
24 months
26600 AUD/year
8301 AUD/year
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Join the Social Work program from Federation University Australia and be an advocate for social justice and human rights. Make a real difference to the lives of people in need. Excel in your career in one of the fastest growing professions.  


During the Social Work program from Federation University Australia, you might be a new graduate looking for a clear career path or an experienced social worker wanting to take the next step in your professional life. 

Or perhaps you are ready for a career change and want to step into social work.

Whatever your background, we'll prepare you to work across human and community services in government bodies, non-government organisations, community and health services and more.   

You'll become confident working with migrants, people with alcohol, drug and mental health problems and in palliative care, child protection, youth services and much more.

You'll be exposed to challenging real life situations through 140 days during your studies in social work settings, being mentored by experienced professionals in the field. 

Then, once you graduate, you can go on to be a qualified social worker, take up management positions or work in national or international policy development.

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification, and is an entry qualification into the social work profession. It has been deemed to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards.

Career opportunities

  • Social worker

Professional social work positions in hospitals, community health care, child protection, justice, community development, local government, government policy, social research, advocacy and many more.


This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification, and is an entry qualification into the social work profession. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Theory
  • Professional Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Practice With Children, Young People and Families
  • Social Work Practice With Groups and Communities
  • Race, Ethnicity and Identity: Culturally Relevant Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Field Education   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Semester 1 Dates for Ballarat - Mt Helen and Semester 2 dates for Berwick


240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 085213F 

Successful completion of a relevant* Bachelor degree with a least one year of study, or the equivalent of full time studies in social and behavioural sciences.

Relevant Bachelor degrees should have at least one year of study in any of the following disciplines:

  • Human welfare studies and services which includes social work, youth work, community work, welfare studies and counselling;
  • Behavioural science which includes psychology or behavioural science;
  • Studies in human society which includes sociology, anthropology, Indigenous studies or gender specific studies;
  • Or other disciplines such as political science, policy studies, family law, justice administration, legal studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8301 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8301 AUD per year during 24 months.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Living costs for Ballarat

1260 - 2250 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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