Master of Social Work

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

The Master of Social Work provides graduates with a postgraduate professional social work qualification that will allow them entry into the profession. It is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with specified social and behavioural science components. Students who have already completed a Bachelor of Social Work are not eligible to apply.

The program equips graduates with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.

Graduates are likely to be employed in a variety and range of settings and contexts including government and non-government agencies in a range of health and human service sectors.

This program has been approved by the Australian Government student income support payments. Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support.

Course structure

The Master of Social Work degree program requires the completion of 12 core units and 1 elective unit.

Designated courses for the purpose of exclusion

The courses listed below are designated for the purposes of the Griffith University Policy on Academic Standing, Progress and Exclusion. A student who fails a designated course will be subject to review by the Health Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

  • 3039HSV Social Work in Context
  • 7034HSV Social Work Field Placement 1
  • 7044HSV Social Work Field Placement 2

Entry requirement

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Social Work, applicants must hold a suitable bachelors degree in related fields (other than Social Work) and covering:

required courses in psychology and social sciences:

  • at least the equivalent of two courses/units (20 credit points) in studies in society (i.e. social science type courses); and
  • two courses/units (20 credit points) in studies of human behaviour and/or development (i.e. psychology-type courses).

This will include (but not be limited to) programs in human services, social sciences, behavioural sciences, psychological sciences, nursing and education. If you are unsure please contact Griffith Unversity to determine your eligibility.

This program is not available to international students.

English language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are as follows:

A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the Admission Policy for Coursework Postgraduate Programsfor exceptions to these overall requirements:

  • Admission Policy for Coursework Postgraduate Programs

If you do not meet the University's specified English language requirements, you may wish to contact the Griffith English Language Institute to increase your eligibility for entering a Griffith University program.

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