Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (Master Degree)

Federation University Australia Australia

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts
February, July

International course fees
AUD 25800 per year

All study options

About Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at Federation University Australia

CRICOS 085213F

Be an advocate for social justice and human rights. Make a real difference to the lives of people in need. Excel in your career in one of the fastest growing professions.

You might be a new graduate looking for a clear career path or an experienced social worker wanting to take the next step in your professional life. Or perhaps you are ready for a career change and want to step into social work.

Whatever your background, we'll prepare you to work across human and community services in government bodies, non-government organisations, community and health services and more. You'll become confident working with migrants, people with alcohol, drug and mental health problems and in palliative care, child protection, youth services and much more.

You'll be exposed to challenging real life situations through 140 days during your studies in social work settings, being mentored by experienced professionals in the field. Then, once you graduate, you can go on to be a qualified social worker, take up management positions or work in national or international policy development.

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification, and is an entry qualification into the social work profession. It has been deemed to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsFebruary, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 25800 per year

Notes about fees for this course

International fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

A range of scholarships, bursaries and grants are available for international students at

Entry requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Successful completion of a relevant* Bachelor degree with a least one year of study, or the equivalent of full time studies in social and behavioural sciences.

*Relevant Bachelor degrees should have at least one year of study in any of the following disciplines:

Human welfare studies and services which includes social work, youth work, community work, welfare studies and counselling;

Behavioural science which includes psychology or behavioural science;

Studies in human society which includes sociology, anthropology, Indigenous studies or gender specific studies;

Or other disciplines such as political science, policy studies, family law, justice administration, legal studies, family and consumer studies, education with a focus on welfare, public health, health promotion, community health, public health, mental health nursing or community nursing.

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