Master of Advanced Social Work

Course 802-AB (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


School of Social Work The University of Melbourne Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street Carlton Victoria 3010 Australia T: +61 3 8344 9400 F: +61 3 9347 4375 E: W:
Course Overview:

The Master of Advanced Social Work (MASW) encourages an advanced practice-oriented and theoretical approach to learning as a means of ensuring close links between theory and practice and to support self-directed and life-long learning.


The MASW encourages you to strive for academic excellence and to develop a commitment to life-long learning. As a graduate you will bring a broad range of skills and maturity to the program having already completed a first degree, and worked for a minimum of two years in the field. You are therefore well-placed for preparation as a leader within the social work profession. You are encouraged to achieve cultural sensitivity and the capacity to engage across cultures and internationally. The program ensures academic excellence by utilising the skills of specialists working within the specialist fields.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Master of Advanced Social Work specialising in:

Master of Advanced Social Work 802 AB
Master of Advanced Social Work (Clinical) 802 CA
Master of Advanced Social Work (Health) 802 HE
Master of Advanced Social Work (Human Services Management) 802 HU
Master of Advanced Social Work (Mental Health) 802 ME
Master of Advanced Social Work (Child and Family) 802 CF

For information on the course structure and specialty streams for the Master of Advanced Social Work, please visit the School of Social Work website:

Entry Requirements:

Please visit the School of Social Work website for Admission Requirements:

Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Further Study: You may choose to continue your studies into specialist areas of interest with a research degree.
Graduate Attributes: None
Generic Skills:

As a graduates of the Master of Advanced Social Work you will achieve the following skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving;
  • A positive attitude to the acquisition of knowledge;
  • Intercultural sensitivity;
  • Communication skills;
  • Planning and time management;
  • Teamwork skills;
Links to further information:

The disciplines of Nursing and Social Work are now co-managed within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. At the time of publication Social Work courses and subjects are under the administrative management of the School of Nursing.

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