Course details

CRICOS course code: 082661F

Level of study: Masters Degrees


Be the catalyst for change in the community. Progress your career in social work

If you’re already working in the human and community services sector, love what you do and are looking for a postgraduate qualification in social work, this is your course. Our Master of Social Work (Qualifying) gives you a deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, and the skills and knowledge you need to develop your professional identity as a social worker.

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and meets the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

This course has been accredited by TEQSA.


Explore with an applied focus:

  • Social Policy and Practice
  • Critical Theories and Skills
  • Fields of Practice
  • Individuals and Families
  • Group, Teamwork and Organizational Learning
  • Field Education


Completion of this course enables students to establish their professional identity as a social worker.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
27,450 Per Year
Read more54,900 for the entire course
06 Feb 2023
29 May 2023
18 Sep 2023
2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor degree in a cognate area (for example social sciences, psychology, community and welfare work, nursing, allied health, counselling), or
  • A Bachelor degree with evidence of at least one year of full-time study in social sciences, or equivalent.


  • A written 500-word statement outlining your interest in studying social work.
  • It is a condition of progression in this course that students complete a national police record check in their first trimester of enrolment.

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS overall band of 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each band (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.


Australian College of Applied Psychology
Sydney Campus
255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
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