The Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) equips graduates with practical and theoretical skills that are needed to work as a professional social worker. The Australian government predicts that this profession will continue to experience very strong growth. Social workers usually work with marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, groups, and communities within a social justice and human rights structure in counselling, advocacy, and the enhancement of health and well-being. Social workers address the inequality, barriers and injustices faced by many groups in the community.
UNE’s social work program encompasses a structure that explores the complex social interactions, dynamic interaction of human behaviour and institutions. The MSW (Professional Qualifying) at UNE emphasises practice in rural and complex community environments, and focuses on rights-based practice, mental health, Indigenous peoples, child protection and the law covering all the core needs of an accredited professional social work degree.
Supervised by experienced practitioners in diverse social work settings locally and overseas, the course incorporates the mandatory 1000 hours of professional fieldwork placement. Along with periodic compulsory intensive face-to-face classes for students who learn by distance, study requirements facilitate students to either study on campus or online.
Social work is an occupation that the Australian government predicts will continue to experience very strong growth. It has many fields of practice, providing a diverse and rewarding career path with multiple opportunities to make a real difference in people’s lives. UNE’s MSW(ProfQual) offers graduates highly sought after research skills. Career opportunities are found in hospitals; government agencies (such as justice, housing and youth and child protection services); community-based family support and welfare agencies; women’s refuges and community legal centres; city councils; mental health, disability and aged care facilities, schools and for-profit human services (e.g. private practice counselling, employment services), to name just a few. Australian social work qualifications are portable and Australian graduates are highly regarded internationally.
This course is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and graduates are eligible to become a member of the AASW. Australian social work qualifications are portable and Australian graduates are highly regarded internationally.
Duration : 2 years
Entry Criteria :
Delivery mode : Online/on campus
Fees : 29344 AUD
Campus : Armidale
Intake : Semester 1&2
College link : https://my.une.edu.au/courses/courses/MSW