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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Master of Social Work from Australian Catholic University is a vibrant and challenging program that encourages students to build on their existing knowledge and experience as well as providing a sound understanding of social work values and practice approaches. 

The programme

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on social justice, human rights, and on achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community.

Students will be taught by leading social work practitioners and academics and there is a strong focus on experiential learning throughout the course.

Accreditation

Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Master of Social Work program at ACU is fully accredited.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work policy and law
  • Social Work theory and ethics
  • Social Work with individuals
  • Social Work and Mental Health
  • Social Work with children, youth and family
  • Field practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 066741F

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university which includes a minimum of 8 units (2 full-semesters) of study in the social sciences.
  • These units may include psychology, sociology, anthropology, policy studies, history, law, health and disability, technology, philosophy, indigenous studies, culture and human diversity, media study, gender studies, social theory and population studies.
  • The undergraduate degree must have at least one unit in human behaviour AND one unit in sociology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6680 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Canberra, Australia

    1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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