The School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University believes that studying social life, community and organisations can 'make a difference' in the world.
Our staff are actively involved in studying relevant topics in the applied social sciences – topics such as ageing, the use of alcohol and other drugs, empowerment in the workplace, personality, therapies, equity and access, tourism management and urban management, among others.
Boost your career with postgraduate study
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
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Social Work at Western
There is a strong emphasis on our students moving beyond the University and working on projects with people in the community and workplace.
The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is aimed at graduates of Social Sciences and other Human Services programs who wish to achieve a professional qualification in social work.
It combines the academic rigour, including research training required for a Masters level qualification, with the practical education required to meet Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) standards.
As a student of Western Sydney University you will undertake traditional academic units as well as completing assessed placements. The combination of blended and work-based learning is a distinguishing feature of this degree.
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Western is a Top 150 University in the world for Sociology (QS World University Ranking).
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On Campus
Fees: AUD $25,480*
Delivery: On campus
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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 course 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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.