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Social Work - Professional Qualifying, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Gold Coast, Australia
The Master of Social Work - Professional Qualifying offered at Southern Cross University s an innovative course based on a problem-based learning paradigm. This course is suited to applicants who have undertaken prior study in the social sciences, social welfare, psychology, or related fields.

Overview

The course enables students to gain the skills, knowledge and values to be strategic, ethical and reflective social work practitioners in a wide range of organisational settings, including working with individuals, groups and communities. 

Please note, in accordance with Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) accreditation standards, this course requires on-line students to attend mandatory residential schools throughout the year.

Career

Graduates of this Social Work - Professional Qualifying degree offered at Southern Cross University will qualify as social workers in Australia. Graduates may also be eligible to apply to work as social workers overseas.

Graduates will be suited to employment in a wide range of jobs in the health and community services sectors. These include positions that are designated solely for social work-qualified staff (e.g. in hospitals), as well as other human services jobs that are open to other graduates. Graduates may be employed in organisations such as Centrelink, public and private hospitals, child protection agencies, Australian Defence Force, domestic violence services, housing and homelessness agencies, aged care and disability services, mental health agencies, family counselling agencies, rehabilitation services and private practice.

Accreditation

This 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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues of Protection
  • Social Policy and Law for Social Work
  • Social Work Foundations for Practice
  • Social Work Direct Practice
  • Social Work Field Placement
  • Social Work across the Lifespan
  • Social Work in Groups and Communities
  • Health and Indigenous Peoples
  • Research for Social Work
  • Social Work Organisations, Leadership and Management
  • Social Work Field Placement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Online course start- March and November

    Gold Coast start- March

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

CRICOS-082686G

  • All applicants must have completed a three-year undergraduate degree.
  • All applicants must have undertaken some prior study in the social sciences, psychology, or related fields.
  • All applicants must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or demonstrate proficiency of English 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

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