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Master of Social Work

Course Description

This course aims to prepare you for key social work roles where you might work with individuals, families and groups, or in community work, social policy, social research, and organisational planning and administration.

The curriculum is based on a philosophy of social justice, and you will acquire the knowledge and skills to work effectively in complex organisations. A key feature is the practical placement component, which allows you to gain practical skills in the field.

You will undertake academic and fieldwork subjects and two supervised
70-day placements (one in each year), in a professional social work agency. You may be required to attend some lectures and seminars in block mode and/or outside official University semester dates.

For more information, please visit out Frequently Asked Questions - http://latrobe.custhelp.com/app/

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - A minimum score of 600 with a score of 6 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - A minimum score of 94 with a minimum for SLR 24; W27;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Additional costs

Approximate costs include textbooks (available from the La Trobe Co-op bookshop at approximately A$70-$100 per text), which remain students' personal property. A National Police Check at a cost of approximately A$16 (for a student with a Victorian residential address) or A$42 (for a student with a residential address outside of Victoria) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). There is a nominal cost for a passport size photo required for WWC check as well as a name badge to be worn on placement (approximately A$10). Prior to commencing clinical or community placements, some students may be required to provide proof of immunisations. Costs may vary depending on previous immunisations, approximately A$250 - $470. Accommodation and travel costs for professional practice placements may vary depending on the venue. Please note: all costs are approximate and subject to change.

Additional information

Commencement is early February 2015 at the Melbourne Campus.
Applicants must also submit a Supplementary Form - http://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/social-work/%20http://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/supplementary-admissions-forms

Professional recognition

This is an 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).

How to apply

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Entry Requirements

You must have a relevant Bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree, completed in the past five years(or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include health, human or social sciences.

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