Masters of Social Work
A postgraduate degree or a Masters in Social Work centres on community work, social development, race and gender issues, parity, equity, diversity problems, empowerment issues, social policies, frameworks and practices.
Masters in Social Work has fieldwork as part of the course work with designated hours that is expected from those enrolling for this program. It helps gain valuable skills and practical experience under the supervision of experts in the field.
With a Masters degree at your disposal, it will help you achieve advanced knowledge of imminent social issues, values and ethics in general. It would help international students build networks with local, regional and international work placements.
Course Duration: 2 years full time
- IELTS Academic score of 6.5 to 7.0 in all bands or the equivalent. This varies from university to university.
- A Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline. Some Universities will allow those with a non-relevant degree to enrol by submitting a Statement of Purpose to the University.
Fees & Scholarships
Fees would be approximately in the range of A$26,000 to A$32,000 per year.
There are scholarships available for selective universities only to deserving candidates, recognising their excellence in the field and any other significant achievement.
This program prepares you to think passionately about social justice and human rights. If you are predisposed towards this discipline there are several career options and pathways. There are opportunities galore in Australia and high demand for graduates with students finding work in various related fields such as:
- Care provider for aged population with routine living
- Rehab officers and counselors for delinquents and anti social offenders
- Domestic violence counselors and rehabilitators
- Disability service providers
- Policy makers
- Social workers and planners
A recognized degree in Masters of Social Work gives you an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited qualification. This entry qualification into the field of Social Work has chalked out to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).
The demand and need for Social Workers in Australia are strong and have been soaring over the last five years and is expected to keep scaling in the coming year. The average pay for a Social Worker is AU$61,268 per year.
PR Pathway course
Social Work is a PR pathway course and falls under the MTSSL list, studying an accredited course from a recognised university will make them eligible to get a positive Skill assessment from AASW. International students can right away apply for visa 189 without any Australian state or regional sponsorship. This as one the occupations which are in shortage and many international students in the past have made headway into this profession thereby also making their PR pathway in the country.
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