24 months
33300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Master of Social Work from The University of Western Australia prepares beginning social work practitioners for employment in local, State and international human services agencies. 

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The Master of Social Work from The University of Western Australia is led by highly qualified, experienced, research-active and accessible experts in the field, with strong ties to the profession and community services and you will benefit from our research-led teaching, based on up-to-date data allowing you to apply the most relevant theory to your social work practice.

The Master of Social Work is the most established Masters course in WA, with Social Work being first taught at UWA in 1965 and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Career Pathways 

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to create positive outcomes and to empower marginalised or disenfranchised members of society. They promote change at individual, family, community and policy levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Thinking and Identity 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and Practices for Social Work 
  • Field Education: First Placement  
  • Social Work Methods: Consolidating Theory and Practice 
  • Research Methods in Social Work  
  • Applied Social Work Practices 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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: 065091K  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. and
  • the equivalent of a Faculty Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 66600 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Domestic average annual fee $7,944.00

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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