Our Master of Social Work (MSW) offers you an outstanding postgraduate course of study, preparing you for professional practice in a diverse range of social work contexts. It provides you with a nationally and internationally benchmarked course of study in the theory and practice of social work. On completion you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
This is an AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).
an undergraduate degree with at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences, or equivalent;and
evidence of relevant paid or volunteer work experience of at least 40 hours over a 3 month duration; and
a statement of up to 500 words by the applicant.
Professional referee report
Year 1 Subjects
Lifespan Risk and Resilience
Social Policy for Social Work Practice
Social Work Theory and Practice
Counselling and Interviewing Skills
Supervised Field Placement 1A
Supervised Field Placement 1B
Assessing Risk and Vulnerability
Researching Social Work Practice
The Legal and Ethical Context of Practice
Social Work Practice: Indigenous Peoples
Year 2 Subjects
Engaging with Families
Working with Groups and Communities
Researching Social Work Practice 2
Supervised Field Placement 2A
Supervised Field Placement 2B
Program Planning and Evaluation
Working in Human Service Organisations
Second Year Elective Subjects for 2014
Child and Family Social Work
Social Work Practice: Mental Health
Social Work Practice: Health - Not offered in 2014
The Master of Social Work has an excellent employment record for graduates. Social workers are employed in a wide range of government and community service agency settings, which are focused on children, youth and family, health, women, ageing, migration, justice and correctional and community services. As a social worker, you can undertake community work (needs assessment, community development, locality and social planning), group work (social support, educative and action groups), individual and family counselling, social case work, policy development and advocacy or program planning. Social work is a portable qualification, ideal if you would like to work in Victoria, interstate or overseas.
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