24 months
30500 AUD/year
9000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Social Work program offered by Griffith University provides you with a postgraduate professional social work qualification that allows entry into the profession.    


The Social Work program offered by Griffith University is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. 

The program equips you with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.


  • Generalist Practice
  • Dissertation 

The frameworks for practice incorporated in the program are designed to ensure graduates are effective, ethical, and innovative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

Career opportunities

This degree prepares graduates for practice in a range of social work roles including working with individuals, groups and families, community work, advocacy, research, planning and policy development and management and administration. 

The frameworks for practice incorporated in the program are designed to ensure graduates are effective, ethical, and innovative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

There are career opportunities for social workers in government, non-government and private sector agencies with jobs in hospital and community health settings, youth work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection, youth and adult offending, employment and income support, aged care, community development, family support, disability services, services for women, multicultural services and many other social welfare organisations.


This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Promotion Community Engagement
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice 
  • Rehabilitation Counselling  
  • Disability Theories and Approaches  
  • Environment and Development
  • Comorbidity in Mental Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 092427M  

  • To be eligible for admission to the Master of Social Work, a student must hold a relevant three-year degree in a related field (other than social work)* which includes at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences (studies of the individual and society) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 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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