Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
Professional Accreditation Status
This course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates are eligible for full membership of AASW. Student preliminary membership is available.
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an approved AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline other than social work; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3c – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Social Work (PQ), graduates will be able to:
SS5103:06 Post-Graduate Research Methods for the Social Sciences
WS2121:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice
WS3027:03 Child and Family Welfare
WS4503:03 Social Work and Mental Health
WS4514:03 Theories for Social Work Practice
WS5005:03 Social Policy Analysis
WS5103:03 Community Development
WS5303:09 Field Education 1
WS5516:03 Foundations for Social Work Practice
WS5605:09 Advanced Social Work Practicum
WS5611:03 Professional Development 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.
Students 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 student 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.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
24 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 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award