Master Online

Advanced Social Work Practice

12 months
26800 AUD/year
22000 AUD/year
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Invigorate your professional practice with the Master of Advanced Social Work Practice from Charles Sturt University. Building on your previous knowledge and experience as a qualified social worker, this online postgraduate degree provides opportunities to extend your practice through advanced study of specialised fields in social work.  


This social work course lets you choose between research and coursework strands and tailor your studies to an area of interest. Whether you want to develop your research skills, pursue professional development or boost your leadership credentials, the Master of Advanced Social Work Practice has options to suit you.

The Master of Advanced Social Work Practice equips you with highly developed knowledge and skills to enrich your professional practice and further your understanding of contemporary challenges and future directions in the social work profession. 

Depending on your interests and aspirations, you can undertake this master's course in social work by either research or coursework. Research students will develop an understanding of human service research methods, conduct an original research investigation and present their findings in a dissertation. Students choosing coursework will select from a wide range of subjects with relevance to contemporary social work practice. 

Online study provides real flexibility, giving you the freedom to choose when and where you complete your degree. You'll have access to a wide range of online study materials, support, and communication tools.

Charles Sturt University is a leading Australian provider of social work education and our academic staff draw on extensive industry experience and the latest research to inform their teaching. You'll experience the benefits of group-based learning and forge professional connections that will extend well beyond your studies.

Career opportunities

The Master of Advanced Social Work Practice is a career-enhancing online qualification that will further your expertise as a dynamic, reflective practising social worker. Representing ideal preparation for management, policy and practice leadership roles, this social work course will give you a competitive edge in your bid for career advancement or promotion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparing a Literature Review
  • Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
  • Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
  • Aging and Professional Practice 
  • Understanding Children from Adversity 
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health
  • Leadership in Human Services Practice
  • Human Resource Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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 00005F 

  • To be admitted to the Master of Advanced Social Work Practice, students must have completed an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)-accredited qualification, such as a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 AUD per year during 12 months.


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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