• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

This is for students with any undergraduate degree who would like to pursue a professional qualification in social work.

The 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. The course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is regarded as a qualifying master's course.

Career

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.

Accreditation

The Master of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers and graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Knowledge, Theory and Values
  • Indigenous People and Social Work
  • Field Education: First Placement
  • Social Work in Health and Human Services Contexts Par
  • Field Education: Final Placement
  • Introduction to Psychosocial Theory 
  • Introduction to Social Work Methods 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    82

    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:

    570

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA and 
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent or equivalent as recognised by UWA.
CRICOS: 065091K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 63200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Domestic average annual fee: $8934

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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