Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Southern Cross University

The Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) is an innovative course based on a problem-based learning paradigm. This course is suited to applicants who have undertaken prior study in the social sciences, social welfare, psychology, or related fields. The course enables students to gain the skills, knowledge and values to be strategic, ethical and reflective social work practitioners in a wide range of organisational settings, including working with individuals, groups and communities.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,000
International: $48,000

Entry Requirements:

Relevant bachelor degree


16 units. All students are required to undertake 1000 hours of supervised practice, in line with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Residential schools: Online students are required to attend three compulsory seven-day residential schools to be held at the Gold Coast campus, in line with AASW accreditation standards.

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Further information:

Graduates will qualify as social workers in Australia and may also be eligible to apply to work as social workers overseas.


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Who for:

Those who have undertaken prior study in the social sciences, psychology, or related fields

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 2 years
Gold Coast No info No Online 2 years
Gold Coast No info No Part time 4 years
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Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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