Social Work, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)


Social workers promote human well-being and foster social inclusion. They mobilise the forces of individuals, the community and state organisations to transform lives and create lasting and meaningful social change.

RMIT University has been teaching social work for over 40 years and our programs continue to reflect up-to-date ideas about social work and its place in a changing world.

Our classroom is the city and our graduates are resilient, outspoken members of society who advocate a fairer world for all.

Field education forms a large component of the social work program. You'll undertake 140 days of work placements within human and community service organisations.

This program is designed to develop your capacity to deliver human services and to master current and emerging policy and practice trends.

You'll critically reflect on and analyse social policy and organisational practices and develop the skills necessary for advocating change. You'll graduate with the knowledge, skills and ethical foundations to bring about individual and collective well-being from a social justice perspective.

The Master of Social Work comprises of ten 12-credit-point core courses, two 24-credit-point core courses and two 12-credit-point elective courses. Most courses are offered face-to-face.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Social Work
  • Casework, Counselling and Advocacy
  • Group and Community Work Strategies
  • Ethical, Legal and Organisational Contexts of Social Work Practice
  • Discourses of Care, Control and Protection

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of a relevant Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent, which includes the equivalent of at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences or equivalent.
  • Applicants will be selected competitively based on undergraduate grades and work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27840 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 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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