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Social Work Course

Social Work courses are available at a Bachelor or Masters level. The Bachelor of Social Work is a 4 year program. The Master of Social Work is an academically advanced 2-year post-qualifying degree that builds on the prior knowledge and experiences that students bring to their studies.

The program develops critically reflective and analytical practitioners, equipping students with innovative knowledge and skills to undertake social action, counselling, community development, policy analysis and development, advocacy and research to work with people individually and collectively for change.

The Bachelor or Master of Social Work has been developed to provide practical skills in areas such as:

  • Advanced social research
  • Engaging effectively with Aboriginal people
  • Ethical social work practise in complex contexts
  • Mental health and social work
  • Children, youth and families: challenges, critique and change
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Course Details

Duration: 2 years (Master) and 4 years (Bachelor)

Intake: February and July

Costs: $22,000 – $30,500 per year

Locations: Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth

Course Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • An IELTS score (academic) of 6.5 overall.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12.

Graduate Outcome

Graduates will be eligible for membership to the AASW and to practice as professional social workers. Membership to the AASW enables you to apply to become a mental health accredited practitioner, which attracts a Medicare rebate for private practitioners.

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