If you are a graduate of Social Sciences or another Human Services program and want to gain professional degrees in social work, this postgraduate program is a strong choice.
Explore a wide range of fascinating topics in applied social sciences, like the impacts of ageing, alcohol and drug use, empowerment in the workplace, personality, therapies, equity and access, tourism management and urban management.
You’ll be guided by passionate academics who can help you reach your full potential and enact positive and lasting change in the world.
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Social Work at Western
This degree combines academic rigour, exceptional research training, blended and work-based learning, and 1,008 hours of field education.
As a student of Western Sydney University you will undertake traditional academic subjects as well as completing assessed placements. The combination of blended and work-based learning is a distinguishing feature of this degree.
There is a strong emphasis on our students moving beyond the University and working on projects with people in the community and workplace. It is specifically designed to ensure you graduate with hands-on skills working with the community at large – skills that can take your career to the next level.
In addition to emerging with a Master degree, you will also be equipped with the practical education required to meet Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) standards.
Learn from the best
Western is a Top 100 University in the world for Sociology (QS World University Ranking).
This program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and graduates are eligible for membership of the AASW.
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With a Master of Social Work (Qualifying), there are so many ways to influence the world you'll live in.
- Become a caseworker/manager and make a difference in the areas of child protection, drug and alcohol services or community health
- Take on an exciting research role
- Become a counsellor and change the lives of people struggling with emotional issues
- Influence the development of social policy
- Get involved in Human Services and help Improve aged care, communities, education providers and transport services
Social Workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems.
Youth workers support and advise young people on their behaviorial, environmental or developmental needs. The work involves writing reports, assessing needs and risks as well as conducting programs.
Policy Advisers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of commercial operations.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed program of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.