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Social Work (Qualifying)

Excelsia College

24 months
41040 AUD/year
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work (Qualifying) program from Excelsia College meets the Australian Association of Social Workers Practice Standards and is an entry qualification into the social work profession. Social work is an academic practice-based profession that promotes social justice, inclusion and wellbeing. 


Key Features

The Social Work (Qualifying) program from Excelsia College aims to produce graduates who are professionally competent, aware of socio-political realities in the human services and committed to social change through supporting and promoting the strengths of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

The focus is on face-to-face small classes and intensive interaction with fellow students and experienced social work academics. As social work engages with a changing world where social media, online material and interactivity are prevalent student learning will also include blended learning technologies.

The learning will be delivered through: workshops; case studies; in-class exercises; experiential learning strategies; flipped classrooms; social work laboratory; written reports; oral presentations; blogs; essays; and research reports. Finally, students will explore social work practice through field education practicums.

Why study Social Work at Excelsia College:

  • A powerful, hands-on introduction to the world of social work.
  • Highly-qualified, friendly and experienced academic staff who are ready to help you on your journey.
  • Smaller class sizes where you are treated as more than just a number.
  • Study with a community of likeminded students.
  • Work placements give you hands on experience (500 hours per year) and professional skills in a range of settings (health, aged care, community services, child and family welfare, mental health, community work, research, policy and planning).
  • Course includes assisting students with locating professional practicums’ in agencies such as Anglicare, Catholic Care, Centrelink, Department of Community Services, Hospitals, Community Health Centres, Local Government, etc.
  • Prepare social work graduates to have a career locally, regionally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Context for Social Work Practice
  • Diversity, Power and Identity in Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Practice in Groups and Communities
  • Skills and Models of Intervention in Social Work Practice 
  • Law, Accountability and Professional Judgement
  • Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing in Social Work Practice
  • Field Education Practicum

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: 102798H

Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) if they have previously successfully completed a relevant Bachelor (AQF Level 7) degree course that contains at least one year, or the equivalent (8 Units) of full-time studies in the social and behavioural sciences, as required by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41040 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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