Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), graduates will be able to:
WS2121:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice
WS2513:03 Community Work
WS4005:03 Social Inquiry Analysis
WS5005:03 Social Policy Analysis
WS5025:03 Advanced Group Work
WS5027:03 Working in Child and Family Welfare
WS5303:09 Field Education 1
WS5604:09 Field Education 2
WS5603:03 Social Work and Mental Health
WS5516:03 Foundations for Social Work Practice
WS5611:03 Professional Development for Social Work Practice
WS5514:03 Theories for Social Work Practice
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.
Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
15 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award