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University of New England
The Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), from the University of New England (UNE), will help you expand your career in a profession that addresses barriers, inequalities and injustices faced by many groups and sub-groups in our community.
This course will cover all the core requirements of a professional social work degree. You will be provided with a rural-focussed program, with additional focus on Indigenous peoples, child protection and law.
Not only will you develop the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker, you will also be provided with eligibility to become a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
To successfully complete this course, you will be required to undertake 1000 hours of fieldwork in relevant social work settings.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 1000 hours of placement, in consultation with the School.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
If the candidate does not meet the above criteria, they may complete the required units as follows:
If you are up to 12 credit points short of meeting the prerequisites for this degree, then you may be permitted to enrol and complete directed units concurrently while enrolling in the approved units for the Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying).
For candidates who hold an international qualification in social work that does not meet the Australian Association of Social Workers eligibility for membership, your admission may be sought to the degree through permission from the social work course coordinator and Head, School of Health.
International students must meet the university's English language requirements.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this social work course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) from the University of New England.
Career opportunities in the social work industry are plentiful. You will be able to seek these opportunities in: hospitals, employment services, justice services, housing services, youth and child protection services, women's refuges, community legal centres, city councils, mental health, disability and aged care facilities, and schools.
Not only is there a growing demand for social workers in Australia, social work skills are portable around the world, and as an Australian graduate you will be highly regarded internationally.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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