2 years
Feb Nov
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Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 16,924
AUD 23,520
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This degree will provide you with a postgraduate professional social work qualification that allows entry into the profession. It is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. You will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.

The frameworks for practice incorporated in the program are designed to ensure graduates are effective, ethical, and innovative thinkers, communicators, problem-solvers, change facilitators and leaders.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Master of Social Work (MSocW), a student must acquire 180 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 170 credit points of core courses; and
  • gain 10 credit points for a Listed Field of Practice elective.

Students who have previously completed one or more of the following courses or equivalent in their undergraduate program will be exempt from completing these courses in the Master of Social Work program. Alternative coursework (approved by the Program Convenor) will be substituted in order to achieve the requirements for the Masters degree.

  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Counselling Individuals and Families

The courses listed below are designated for the purpose of the University Policy on Academic Standing, Progress and Exclusion. A student who fails a designated course will be subject to review by the Griffith Health Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice 
  • Social Work Field Placement 1 
  • Social Work Field Placement 2 

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

  • The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).