Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

University of the Sunshine Coast

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24 months
25400 AUD/year
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This professionally accredited, post-qualifying Master of Social Work (Qualifying) degree at University of the Sunshine Coast builds on your prior knowledge and experience, and gives you the advanced knowledge and skills you need to work with people – both individually and collectively – to effect social change.


In this degree you will:

Develop your skills as a critically reflective and analytical social work practitioner 

Build the advanced innovative knowledge and skills required to undertake social action, community development, policy analysis and development, advocacy and research

Complete two field education placements (1000 hours in total) to 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

Career opportunities

This Master of Social Work (Qualifying) degree at University of the Sunshine Coast opens up jobs in diverse social work settings including health, mental health, family support, child protection, aged care, youth work, income support, community development, refugee and migrant support, Indigenous rights and human service management. Employment opportunities as a social worker are in demand in government organisations, community agencies, and in private practice in Australia and overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engaging Effectively with Aboriginal People
  • Advanced Social Research
  • Critical Social Theory: Power, Critique and Praxis
  • Engaging effectively with culturally diverse people
  • Master of Social Work Field Education
  • Collective Critical Practice: Developmental Approaches
  • Ethical Social Work Practice in Complex Contexts
  • Advocacy and Leadership in Social Policy Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




192 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 073869J

  • 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)).
  • Applicants must complete a Personal Statement Form 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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