Charles Sturt University
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2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
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This online Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) course is designed to produce highly skilled graduates who are committed to advancing social justice and upholding human rights.
Offered by Charles Sturt University, and accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), this course is the ideal qualification for professionals looking to make a career segue into social work.
The course comprehensively covers a range of fundamentals and will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to work across a range of social work contexts. With a broad array of electives on offer you will also be able to pursue areas of interest or fill gaps in your knowledge.
Electives range from gerontology, mental health and child welfare through to loss and grief, and palliative care. The course includes 1000 hours of mandatory workplace learning, giving you the opportunity to put your theoretical education into practice.
If you're passionate about upholding social justice and advocating for vulnerable populations, this course is the perfect one-stop-shop for all your training and qualification needs!
To be eligible to apply for this course, applicants must have successfully completed a recognised degree or equivalent, and have completed a subject in each of the following areas:
Subjects that are not satisfied in these prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation as either single-session subjects or as part of the Graduate Certificate in Human Services.
In this social work course, some of the subjects you will study include:
Restricted elective units:
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) from Charles Sturt University.
This postgraduate degree in social work is the perfectly balanced qualification for individuals looking to gain both the practical experience and theoretical knowledge required to work in the challenging field of social work.
With 1000 hours of workplace learning, and a program of study that has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, you'll walk away from this course ready to launch your new career as a social worker.
Wondering where a career in social work could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
Students may also be eligible to receive student income support from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).
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, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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