What will I learn?

The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions to the betterment of people and communities. You will build on prior study of the individual and society, and further develop your interest in social justice and human rights, to earn a professionally accredited Social Work qualification.

UOW Social Work graduates enter the workforce with practical experience earned through supervised professional placements. Your UOW degree will ensure you’re ready to promote social change and development, and will help you make a difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities.

What you will study

This course balances practical skills, concepts and theory, as well as hands-on experience in professional practice:

  • You will acquire the interpersonal and communication skills needed to work effectively with others, and use critical insights to understand people and social problems.
  • You will develop your understanding of the concepts and methods that underpin effective practise as a qualified social worker.
  • You will gain a working knowledge of social justice principles, and the skills to apply that knowledge to your work with individuals, families and communities, or in social research and policy development.
  • You will learn the community engagement skills necessary to collaborate with community members and groups, and work effectively in the social work field.
  • You will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career as a social worker through supervised professional experience in human service agencies.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

  • Critically review social work theories and frameworks.
  • Integrate advanced knowledge of the human services system, the law and concepts of human rights and social justice to the social work approach.
  • Design, implement, justify and articulate social work interventions at the individual, group, family, community and societal level and plan effectively across human service systems.
  • Assess different value systems and ethical frameworks and reflect critically on your professional practice.
  • Evaluate using social work values and ethical frameworks your decision?making processes and judgments with the complexity of practice.

Course Structure

The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) requires the successful completion of at least 96 credit points.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

CRICOS

094540E

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,632.00 (US$ 21,994) per year
AUD $63,624 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,816

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2020

More details

Start date

27 July 2020

Venue

South Western Sydney Campus

Shop R6, 33 Moore Street,

LIVERPOOL,

New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,632.00 (US$ 21,994) per year
AUD $63,624 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,816

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2020

More details

Start date

27 July 2020

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Master’s Degree (Coursework) is a postgraduate study option that is taken after completion of an undergraduate degree (such as a bachelor’s degree). English language requirements: IELTS - 6.5 (Reading, Writing, Listening, speaking – 6.0); TOEFL – 86 (Reading, Writing - 18, Listening, Speaking – 17); PTE - 54

For international students

Applicants should have a bachelor degree in social sciences, psychology, public health, education, nursing, or a related undergraduate qualification with at least one year of Social Science content (i.e. studies of the individual and society)

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 7.0, writing 7.0, listening 7.0, speaking 7.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 25, writing 25, listening 22, speaking 22; PTE Academic overall score of 69 Reading & Writing 69, Speaking & Listening 62

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About this uni

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students