Master of Social Work

Course 802AA (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.


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Course Overview:

This course is unavailable for new students and is being phased out. Prospective students should refer to J17RE - Master of Advanced Social Work (MASW).

The following information is provided for currently enrolled students only.

The Master of Social Work is an advanced practice-oriented and theoretical approach to learning as a means of ensuring close links between social work theory and practice and to support self-directed and 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.

Learning Outcomes:

As a graduates of the Master of 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;
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Refer to the Master of Advanced Social Work for relevant information:

Entry Requirements:

This course is not open to new applicants.

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.

Graduate Attributes: None

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