Social Work - Qualifying

Queensland University of Technology

24 months
31100 AUD/year
6700 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work - Qualifying course at Queensland University of Technology provides graduates with an internationally recognised qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.


Why choose this course?

During the Social Work - Qualifying course at Queensland University of Technology students will develop knowledge and expertise in:

  • casework and case management practice
  • assessment and intervention
  • political economy and policy making
  • ethical and legal contexts of practice
  • theoretical and practice framework that incorporate child wellbeing and mental health contexts

Careers and outcomes

This course is designed for graduates from other disciplines seeking a qualification in social work. It is not suitable for qualified social workers seeking additional postgraduate study.

This innovative course is designed to deliver graduates who can work in a variety of government, non-government, and not-for-profit sectors, either in direct support or outreach services, community development or policy and social advocacy positions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Social Work Practice and Contexts 
  • Communication and Engagement in Professional Contexts 
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Human Condition 
  • Theories and Frameworks for Social Work Practice 
  • Critical and Ethical Practice in Organisations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




192 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS- 093236K

You must have a completed recognised bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) that includes the equivalent of at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences, for example:

  •  studies in society
  •  human development
  • education• human services
  •  law
  • media and communication
  •  psychology
  • sociology
  • urban and regional planning.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31100 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Social Work - Qualifying
Queensland University of Technology