The Master of Social Work program prepares students for practice as professional social workers. This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). The Master of Social Work is a vibrant and challenging program that encourages students to build on their existing knowledge and experience as well as providing a sound understanding of social work values and practice approaches. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on social justice, human rights, and on achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of the community. Students will be taught by leading social work practitioners and academics and there is a strong focus on experiential learning throughout the course.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,880
International: $44,096

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university which includes a minimum of 8 units (2 full-semesters) of study in the social sciences

Structure:

160 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.

Recognition:

Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Master of Social Work program at ACU is fully accredited.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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