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    Master of Social Work (Qualifying) [R7O]
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    University of Tasmania

    Master of Social Work (Qualifying) [R7O]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 76,772  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Social Work (Qualifying) [R7O]


    Now more than ever compassionate and engaged social workers are needed to help improve the life-chances and wellbeing of people and to combat societal inequality.

    Contemporary social workers need contemporary skills to respond meaningfully to social problems. Our Master of Social Work (Qualifying) has been redesigned after direct industry feedback to reflect current and emerging practice trends in the profession.

    The newly updated course with specialisation options will give you key skills in ethical, innovative and collaborative social work practice.

    The new curriculum will equip you with advanced knowledge of social work research principles and methods. It also includes 1,000 hours of supervised professional

    The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree course prepares students for professional work as psychologists through the development of advanced professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in a related field:

    A bachelor's degree other than in Social Work from the University of Tasmania or approved tertiary institution with:

    • a major or equivalent in a related field such as social sciences, behavioural sciences, psychology, nursing or education.
    • a minimum of 8 units (100 credit points) or equivalent in the studies of society and the studies of behavioural or psychological sciences. Of these units, at least one must be in the social sciences and at least one unit in behavioural and psychological sciences.
    • these 8 units (100 credit points) must have been completed within 10 years of admission to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

    Students with a bachelor's degree in a non-related field:

    Bachelor's degree in a non-related field may complete a pathway into the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) by completing either:

    • 8 units (100 credit points) from the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, comprising 4 units (50 credit points) of Core units at Introductory (100) level and 4 units (50 credit points) of Core units at Intermediate level (200)


    • In addition to holding a completed bachelor degree, the Diploma of Arts which include 100 credit points as per the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours pathway are accepted.

    Safety in Practice Compliance

    Students need to complete a Safety in Practice Agreement to meet pre-practicum requirements. This includes a National Police Record Check and relevant Working with Vulnerable People Check. See more information and resources at Social Work Field Education Placements.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    The skills and expertise our Social Work graduates gain equips them for a diverse range of rewarding careers, including:

    • child safety practitioner
    • social worker
    • project manager
    • youth worker
    • mental health practitioner
    • researcher
    • policy analyst and advisor
    • community development worker
    • migrant and refugee settlement workers
    • case manager
    • drug and alcohol counsellor
    • palliative care social worker
    • relationships counsellor
    • disability advocate.

    Professional Recognition

    This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited course. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards. As a new course, the degree meets the national standards for Provisional Accreditation.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 76,772 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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