Master of Social Work Studies

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

Social work is an exciting and rewarding career if you are interested in working with people and in addressing social and community issues and problems. As a social worker, the individual will play a key role in developing a society based on social justice and in alleviating disadvantage. Social workers stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. They also work to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations. The program is particularly suited for new graduates looking for a clearly defined career path as a social worker or people working in human services wanting to upgrade their skills to become a qualified social worker. It is also suitable for international student wanting to work as a social worker in Australia or overseas. This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and will enable students to qualify as a social worker and become a member of the Association upon graduating.

Course Fee:

International: $54,186

Entry Requirements:

32 units: Bachelor degree with demonstrated study in the social and behavioural sciences; 24 unit: A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent) and portfolio


24 units or 32 units; supervised clinical practice

Subjects you can Study:

Social work studies

Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.

Further information:

Students in the 24 unit program are required to complete 600 hours of supervised practice in their final semester. Students enrolled in the 32 unit program are required to complete 1000 hours of supervised practice over 2 semesters. This meets AASW accreditation requirements. Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing placement.


Australian Association of Social Workers

Who for:

New graduates looking for a clearly defined career path; mid-life career changers; human service workers looking to become qualified social workers

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Lucia No info No Full time 2 years
St Lucia No info No Part time 4 years
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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