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Social Work (Qualifying)

University of Sydney

24 months
46000 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work (Qualifying) program at the University of Sydney equips you to take on leadership roles in social work, the health and community services sector and related fields of practice. 


The Social Work (Qualifying) program at the University of Sydney is for you if your ambition is to make a positive difference in mental health, women's services, corrections, disability support, child and family services, migrant and refugee services or international development.

The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional social worker in the health, community services or non-government sector. It is also a pathway to leadership roles in social work and related professions.

Career Pathways 

The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) responds to the key priority learning areas identified by the AASW accreditation process: child protection; cross-cultural practice; standards for practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities; and mental health. Graduates are able to take leadership roles in the social work profession, the health and community services sector, and other fields of practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Wellbeing and Child Protection 
  • Critical Leadership and Society 
  • Critical Perspectives on Mental Health 
  • Dying, Death and Mourning  
  • Environmental Change for Social Justice 
  • Global Social Policy 
  • Health and Inequality
  • Poverty and Social Exclusion 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 072217J 
  • a relevant Australian bachelor's degree (Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate) or equivalent qualification; and
  • evidence of the ability to meet the required prerequisite knowledge in relation to human development and of society; and
  • evidence of relevant employment history in human and community services industry (generally evidence of at least 2 years is required).
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8021 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8021 AUD per year during 24 months.


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