Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Social Work is a vibrant and challenging program. You will be encouraged to build on your existing knowledge and experience, and gain a sound understanding of social work values and practice approaches. The course emphasises social justice, human rights, and achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community. You will be taught by leading social work practitioners and academics, with a strong focus on experiential learning.


160 credit points.


  • Social work
  • Social work and human services

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, applicants must have:Completed a Bachelor degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Degree in a related field which includes at least one year full-time study in the social and behavioural sciences. These units may include psychology, sociology, anthropology, policy studies, history, law, health and disability, technology, philosophy, indigenous studies, culture and human diversity, media study, gender studies, social theory and population studies. ANDThe undergraduate degree must have at least one unit in human behaviour AND one unit in sociology.International students must have completed the above prerequisites AND demonstrate an overall academic IELTS of 7.0 or above (with an individual score of 7.0 or above in writing, speaking, listening and reading).


Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Master of Social Work program at ACU is fully accredited.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra (Signadou) International: $50,640 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $50,640 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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