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MSocWkSt Social Work Studies

Catalog id : 5458
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
23856 AUD
National
6349 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

Social work is an exciting and rewarding career if students are interested in working with people and in addressing social and community issues and problems. As a social worker, students will play a key role in developing a society based on social justice and in alleviating disadvantage.

Social workers stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. They also work to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.

The program is particularly suited for new graduates looking for a clearly defined career path as a social worker or people working in human services wanting to upgrade their skills to become a qualified social worker. It is also suitable for international student wanting to work as a social worker in Australia or overseas.

This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and will enable students to qualify as a social worker and become a member of the Association upon graduating.

In addition to developing core social work knowledge and skills, the program includes a particular focus on mental health practice. It also provides students with the opportunity to undertake advanced practice elective courses in areas such as child and family practice, counselling, community development and social policy, and social research. Students may select up to three electives based on their interests or their career plans. All students undertake periods of supervised practice in human service organisations.

Careers:

With continued growth in the health and community services industry, as a Master of Social Work Studies graduate you can gain employment in areas such as:

  • family support
  • disability services
  • working with Indigenous communities
  • correctional services
  • health services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • mental health
  • private practice
  • migrant and refugee services
  • child protection
  • youth work and youth justice
  • community development

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers

Accreditation body:

  • Australian Association Of Social Workers

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent).

 For International students:

  • A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent).
  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Year 1, Semester 1:

  • SWSP7111 Introduction to Key Elements of Social Work
  • SWSP7182 Advanced Social Work Field Practice Course in Child, Youth and Family
  • SWSP7183 Advanced Social Work Field Practice Course in Mental Health
  • SWSP7199 The Legal and Policy Context for Social Work Practice

      Year 1, Semester 2:

  • SWSP7046 Human Services Practice with Indigenous Australians
  • SWSP7188 Direct Practice 2

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • SWSP7366 Field Placement 1

      Electives:

  • COUN7005 Counselling and Mental Health
  • COUN7012 Counselling Children and Young People
  • COUN7014 Understanding and Caring for Those Affected by Loss
  • COUN7015 Counselling for Health and Capacity Challenges
  • COUN7019 Counselling for Crisis and Violence
  • CRMD7000 Mediation
  • EDUC7001 On the Edge: Identifying and Assisting Students at Risk
  • HPRM7004 Introduction to Substance Use & Misuse
  • POLY7002 Doing Social Policy
  • PUBH7026 Mental Health Across the Globe: Challenges & Opportunities
  • PUBH7614 Health Systems
  • SOSC7093 Community Development Method & Analysis
  • SOSC7113 Learning and Mobilising for Community Development
  • SOSC7123 Community Planning, Engagement and Governance
  • SOSC7133 Community Cultural Development
  • SWSP7181 Advanced Social Work Field Practice Course in Health and Ageing
  • SWSP7267 Family Therapy Traditions: Basic Concepts and Skills

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

For International students:

  • Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.
  • Applicants must submit a professional practice portfolio that demonstrates AASW practice standards and code of ethics for the first placement.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to obtain a Blue card prior to the commencement of their Field Placement course.

For National students:

  • Applicants must submit a professional practice portfolio that demonstrates AASW practice standards and code of ethics for the first placement.
  • Domestic students enrolled in the MSocWkSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to obtain a Blue card prior to the commencement of their Field Placement course
  • For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

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