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Griffith University

Master of Social Work

This professional qualifying postgraduate program provides you with a social work qualification that allows entry into the profession. It is specifically designed for graduates holding degrees with some social and behavioural science components. The program equips you with the knowledge, skills, values and ethical foundations for social work practice in contemporary social policy and human service contexts.  The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

This is an AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

CRICOS Course Code: 092427M

James Cook University

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Make a real difference with social work and expand your career opportunities in this professionally accredited course, recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers. Gain expertise in improving the lives of others with critical skills in social work tailored to the unique and complex challenges of individuals, families, groups and communities.

CRICOS Course Code: 070091A

Monash University

Social Work - Professional entry master's degree

The Master of Social Work degree is a graduate-entry degree providing graduates with the knowledge, skills and professional experience required to work as qualified social workers. This course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and includes 1000 hours of supervised placement over two years.

Social workers are in high demand in Australia with plenty of great job opportunities.

CRICOS Course Code: 090746A

University of Wollongong

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions to the betterment of people and communities. You will build on prior study of the individual and society, and further develop your interest in social justice and human rights, to earn a professionally accredited Social Work qualification.

UOW Social Work graduates enter the workforce with practical experience earned through supervised professional placements. Your UOW degree will ensure you’re ready to promote social change and development and will help you make a difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities.

CRICOS Course Code: 094540E

Top Occupations


Max entry-level salary (£ x1,000)

High demand in Australia*

Very high demand in Australia**

Very high demand in the UK

Academic researcher











Charity officer



Community development worker







Heritage manager



International aid/development worker



Local government officer



Market researcher



Museum/gallery curator




Police officer



Social researcher



Youth worker





* Likely to qualify for a Skilled Independent or Temporary Graduate visa in Australia.
** Likely to be fast-tracked for visas in Australia.

Top Employers

  • Local government

  • Non-governmental organisations 

  • The NHS

  • Advertising departments and agencies

  • Heritage agencies

  • Independent contractors and consultants

  • Sales and marketing departments

  • Public and private museums and archives

  • Police departments and probation services

  • Media companies

  • Universities

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