Master of Social Work - Qualifying

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program provides graduates an opportunity to complete a qualification in social work. Students will develop knowledge, skills and values for practice and will undertake study in casework practice; assessment and intervention; practice frameworks; political economy and policy making; ethical and legal contexts of practice; and research methods and implementation. It is designed to produce graduates who will work with individuals, families, groups and communities to address social issues and achieve positive change. It requires a genuine commitment to promoting social change, social cohesion and empowerment with a diverse group of people.

Course Fee:

International: $65,100

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised bachelor degree other than social work which includes the equivalent of one year (8 units) of full-time studies in social sciences such as Psychology, Education, Law and Human Services


192 credit points. The course blends campus and online learning with supervised field placements of 1000 hours. The course consists of 12 units and can be studied full-time or part-time.

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Study Pathways:

Students who have completed 48 credit points within the course can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Social Care (exit only course). Students who have completed 96 credit points within the course can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Social Care (exit only course).

Further information:

Criminal History Check; Suitability Card (Blue Card); Hepatitis B vaccination.


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Who for:

Graduates of 3 year degrees in other disciplines seeking a qualification in social work and graduates of the QUT Bachelor of Human Services or equivalent

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Part time 4 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 2 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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