24 months
35520 AUD/year
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The Social Work program at RMIT University continue to reflect up-to-date ideas about social work and its place in a changing world.    

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Social workers promote human wellbeing 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.

Graduates of this Social Work program at RMIT University are resilient, outspoken members of society who advocate a fairer world for all.

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


With your working knowledge of social science, research and social work, you'll be eligible for a wide range of human services or community jobs in areas such as:

  • child protection 
  • dispute mediation and industrial relations
  • health services and hospitals
  • human resource management
  • policy and advocacy work
  • community development projects
  • program and organisational development
  • immigration advice and referral centres
  • Federal and State Government departments (Centrelink, Department of Human Services)
  • youth and family services.


This program is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). Graduates are eligible for membership of this professional association.

Programme Structure

Course 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
  • Field Education  
  • Contemporary Themes in Professional Practice 
  • Social Policy 
  • Rights, Recognition and Social Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS number: 058234C 

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline which includes at least one year of full time studies in social sciences (or equivalent).
  • Applicants will be selected competitively based on undergraduate results and professional experience.    

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35520 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places   

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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