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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work prepares students for practice as professional social workers. This is an Australian Association of Social Workers (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).

The Master of Social Work is a vibrant and challenging program that encourages students to build on their existing knowledge and experience as well as providing a sound understanding of social work values and practice approaches. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on social justice, human rights, and on achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community.

Students will be taught by leading social work practitioners and academics and there is a strong focus on experiential learning throughout the course.

Campus Information

Strathfield

25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135 Locked Bag 2002, Strathfield NSW 2135

Brisbane

Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014

Canberra

Canberra Campus (Signadou) 223 Antill Street Watson, ACT 2602

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

  • provides students with the opportunity to undertake paid employment across ACU campuses while completing their studies.
  • If you're currently enrolled at ACU, or you graduated within the last two years, you can get in touch with our Career Development Service team via the Student Portal.
  • It gives you exclusive access to graduate jobs, internships, career advice and reviews tailored to your study area.
  • The Career Development Service provides appointments and online career advice, workshops and programs, employer events and connection

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW for Melbourne
  • 3 years PSW for Canberra & Strathfield

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course,

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university which includes a minimum of 8 units (2 full-semesters) of study in the social sciences.
  • These units may include psychology, sociology, anthropology, policy studies, history, law, health and disability, technology, philosophy, indigenous studies, culture and human diversity, media study, gender studies, social theory and population studies.
  • The undergraduate degree must have at least one unit in human behaviour AND one unit in sociology.

English Language Requirement

  • International students must have completed the above prerequisites, they must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands).