The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) prepares students with non-social work bachelor's degrees for employment as qualified social work practitioners. Applicants to this program are required to demonstrate substantial experience in human and community services. The program equips its graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in an environment that is complex, diverse and changing.
Human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work (International Federation of Social Work and the Australian Association of Social Work).The University of Sydney’s Master of Social Work (Qualifying) program is designed to produce graduates who are reflective, versatile and skillful in a range of practice areas and able to translate professional values into action.
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
To qualify for the award of Master of Social Work (Qualifying), candidates must complete 96 credit points comprising;
The course content covers key areas of social work practice, including: practice with Indigenous Australians, mental health, child protection, violence against women, ageing and social exclusion. The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) program enables graduates to meet AASW Practice Standards
Units of study are offered in a range of modes, including: block mode; evenings; and blended (on-line and face to face). Most students will be able to complete course work (not Practice Learning) requirements by attending campus one day per week, in combination with substantial time allocated off-campus for self-directed learning, class preparation, and completion of assignments.