Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Turn a passion for helping people and addressing social and community issues into a rewarding career with accredited qualifications.
Social workers play a key role in developing a society based on social justice and in alleviating disadvantage. They stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded, working to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.
This 2 year full-time 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.
As part of the core courses, students complete advanced practice in counselling, community development, or child and family welfare and undertake 1,000 hours of supervised practical placements in a variety of organisations including not-for-profit, community service organisations and private practice.
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 AASW.
For more information please visit Master of Social Work Studies at UQ.

Other requirements

Although this program is offered on a part time basis, students will be required to attend clinical placements on a full time basis.

Admissions Criteria

An approved bachelor degree with at least one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) demonstrated study in social and behavioural sciences.
The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0

Prerequisites

Prior study

Additional entry requirements

Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they will be able to meet placement requirements outlined at https://habs.uq.edu.au/prepare-your-social-work-placement.
For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

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, 2024

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

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Social worker in the area/s of child protection, community development, correctional services, disability services, drug and alcohol services, health services, migrant and refugee services, migrant and refugee services, youth work and youth justice.

Membership

This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and will enable you to qualify as a social worker and become a member of the AASW.

Course Code
734002
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$8300 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters degree by coursework
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences, Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Location
Brisbane