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Social Work (Advanced Practice), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
Charles Sturt University's Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) aims to provide opportunities for advanced study and practice in specialised fields of social work.


Students of the Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) at Charles Sturt University will acquire highly developed knowledge and skills that are required to enhance quality of their practice.

The course prepares practitioners for management, policy and practice leadership roles, while developing a better understanding of contemporary issues and challenges, and future directions in social work practice and profession.


Charles Sturt University is a statutory corporation established by the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 of the New South Wales Government.

University is registered, and may lawfully operate as a University in New South Wales and deliver courses of study inside and outside Australia, in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Higher Education Act 2001 of the State of New South Wales in Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Human Services Research Methods
  • Advanced Social Work Practice Theory
  • Human Services Research Methods
  • Advanced Social Work Practice Theory
  • Social Policy Reading Subject
  • Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16)
  • Social Work and Mental Health Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
  • Ageing and Professional Practice
  • Issues in Dementia Care and Communication
  • Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
  • Ageing,Policy and Social Construction
  • Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare
  • Issues in Leisure and Health
  • Project Management/Community Leisure and Health
  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Public Sector Management
  • Law, Ethics and Human Rights
  • Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)
  • Social Work and Social Policy Practice
  • International Social Development
  • Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
  • Case Management
  • Working in Child Protection
  • Addiction Studies
  • Ethics and Social Welfare

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    64 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate study vary and may include one or more of the following:

  • previous study in a related field

  • previous study in a different field

  • relevant work experience

  • professional accreditation or registration in a relevant field.

Check the online course information for specific requirements for the postgraduate courses you are interested in studying. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23200 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


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