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Master of Social Work - Qualifying
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove

Course outline

Upon graduation, the Master of Social Work – Qualifying provides you with an internationally recognised qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

During the course, you develop knowledge and expertise in casework and case management practice, assessment and intervention, political economy and policy making, ethical and legal contexts of practice, theoretical and practice framework that incorporates child wellbeing and mental health contexts.

You also complete 1000 hours of supervised field placements.

This course is designed for graduates from other disciplines seeking a qualification in social work. It is not suitable for qualified social workers seeking additional postgraduate study.

The QUT Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course. Deferment is not available.

For more course information, visit Master of Social Work – Qualifying at QUT.


Selection ranks: You will be considered solely on the basis of selection ranks from your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

Fee notes

There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; Prior study; Prior study in a particular field of education

Additional entry requirements

You must have a completed recognised bachelor degree and have passed one year (8 units) of full-time studies in social sciences such as:

  • studies in society
  • human development
  • education
  • human services
  • law
  • media and communication
  • nursing
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • urban and regional planning

This course is not designed for students who already have a bachelor degree in social work.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Government, non-government, not-for-profit sectors, either in direct support or outreach services, community development or policy and social advocacy positions.


Australian Association of Social Workers.

Course Code
Start Date
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15 Jan 2024

CSP/$8310 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

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