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Master of Social Work


Course Description

Introduction

This is for students with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field who would like to pursue a professional qualification in social work.

Course description, features and facilities

The Master of Social Work (coursework or coursework and dissertation) prepares beginning social work practitioners for employment in local, State and international human services agencies. The course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is regarded as a Qualifying Masters course.

Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (72 points):

S1 SWSP5301 Social Work Knowledge, Theory and Values
S1 SWSP5306 Indigenous People and Social Work
NS SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement (12 points)
S2 SWSP5404 Social Work in Health and Welfare Contexts Part 1
S2 SWSP5405 Social Work in Health and Welfare Contexts Part 2
NS SWSP5429 Field Education 2: Final Placement (12 points)
NS SWSP5630 Developmental Practice
S1 SWSP5631 Introduction to Social Work Methods (12 points)
NS SWSP5633 Counselling and Ethics

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A or take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group B:

Group A

S2 SWSP5406 Policy and Community
S2 SWSP5407 Research Methods
NS SWSP5632 Organisational Practice and Law
S2 SWSP5634 Social Work and Mental Health Practice

Group B

S2 SWSP4536 Dissertation (12 points)
S2 SWSP5406 Policy and Community
NS SWSP5635 Organisational Practice, Law and Research
Professional recognition
The Master of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers and graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

Visit the Master of Social Work page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

A relevant bachelor's degree as recognised by the Faculty. Minimum English Language Requirements: View Website

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