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

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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