Master of Advanced Social Work

The University of Melbourne

The Master of Advanced Social Work is designed to graduate experts and leaders in the professional social work field. The subjects in this course adopt an interdisciplinary, international and evidence-based approach to respond to the complex and growing challenges faced by social workers working in a range of health, mental health and human services fields. This course is designed to be available to professional social workers at different stages in their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to move in new directions.

Course Fee:

Australian: $25,912
International: $25,912

Entry Requirements:

Entry-to-practice social work qualification, which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (or equivalent); Two years' documented, relevant work experience; A 500-word statement outlining your motivations for undertaking the course.


100 points taken online over 24 months part time, including two compulsory subjects totalling 37.5 points and five electives worth 12.5 points each.

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Further information:

Exit after 1 year part time (50 credit points) with the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work; Exit after 6 months part time (25 credit points) with the Specialist Certificate in Advanced Social Work.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Online 2 years
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