Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Social Work Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent).

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Social Work Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent).

CRICOS Code: 090308A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Social Work Studies?

Social work is an exciting and rewarding career if you are interested in working with people and in addressing social and community issues and problems. As a social worker, you will play a key role in developing a society based on social justice and in alleviating disadvantage.

Social workers stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. They also work to reduce personal pain and distress and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.

The 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. It is also suitable for international student wanting to work as a social worker in Australia or overseas.

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 Association upon graduating.

What you can study

In addition to developing core social work knowledge and skills, the program includes a particular focus on mental health practice. It also provides students with the opportunity to undertake advanced practice elective courses in areas such as child and family practice, counselling, community development and social policy, and social research. Students may select up to three electives based on their interests or their career plans. All students undertake periods of supervised practice in human service organisations.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Social Work Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students will undertake approximately 600 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of public and private agencies. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

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

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent).

Additional application information

Applicants must submit a professional practice portfolio that demonstrates AASW practice standards and code of ethics for the first placement.

Domestic students enrolled in the MSocWkSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to obtain a Blue card prior to the commencement of their Field Placement course

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.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Human Services from the university (or equivalent).

Additional application requirements

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

Applicants must submit a professional practice portfolio that demonstrates AASW practice standards and code of ethics for the first placement.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to obtain a Blue card prior to the commencement of their Field Placement course

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 090308A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

What you can do with a Master of Social Work Studies

Careers

With continued growth in the health and community services industry, as a Master of Social Work Studies graduate you can gain employment in areas such as:

  • family support
  • disability services
  • working with Indigenous communities
  • correctional services
  • health services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • mental health
  • private practice
  • migrant and refugee services
  • child protection
  • youth work and youth justice
  • community development.
AASW Accredited Qualification logo 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).

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Association of Social Workers

Accreditation body

  • Australian Association Of Social Workers

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Social Work Studies

To complete the Master of Social Work Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MSocWkSt course list:

  • #10 from Part B
  • #8 from Part C and
  • #6 from Part D.
Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Social Work Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Social Work Studies