What will I learn?

This program provides you with a postgraduate professional social work qualification that allows entry into the profession. It is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. The program equips you with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.

Pathways

  • Generalist Practice
  • Dissertation

My career opportunities

This degree prepares graduates for practice in a range of social work roles including working with individuals, groups and families, community work, advocacy, research, planning and policy development and management and administration. The frameworks for practice incorporated in the program are designed to ensure graduates are effective, ethical, and innovative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

There are career opportunities for social workers in government, non-government and private sector agencies with jobs in hospital and community health settings, youth work, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection, youth and adult offending, employment and income support, aged care, community development, family support, disability services, services for women, multicultural services and many other social welfare organisations.

This program will only be available to International students via the on-campus offering at the Gold Coast from Trimester 2-2018.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

092427M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (15,25,696) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

Logan Campus

68 University Drive,

MEADOWBROOK,

Queensland,

4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (15,25,696) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For standard entry into most master degrees, you must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognized university. You must meet minimum Grade Point Average entry requirements. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Social Work, a student must hold a relevant three-year degree in a related field (other than social work)* which includes at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences (studies of the individual and society) or equivalent.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5 and
  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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