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Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

24 months
30400 AUD/year
6684 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work (Professional Qualifying) is designed by James Cook University to give you valuable opportunities to network and gain practical professional experience in social welfare agencies, both in Australia and overseas.

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Acquire valuable hands-on experience working with individuals, families, groups and communities through on-campus classes and/or residential workshops. JCU’s world-class lecturers provide consistent support and regular feedback to help you get the most out of your learning experience.

Students complete a series of essential core subjects, tailored to the unique and complex challenges of social work. Subjects consider global issues and international perspectives with those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Career opportunities

Further your passion for social work and expand your career opportunities with professional accreditation, recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

You could pursue a career in government and non-government organisations throughout Australia or internationally.

Graduates from the Social Work (Professional Qualifying) program at  James Cook University find employment in areas like hospital and community health services, child protection services, youth and family services.

You could work in a range of occupations, such as case work with individuals and families, community work and development roles, or social policy, research and advocacy roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Postgraduate Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice
  • Social Welfare Work with Children and Families
  • Social Work and Mental Health
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • Community Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 070091A

Applicants must hold a recognised and appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning, including appropriate professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6684 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6684 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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