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2012 Master of Social Work(R7N)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart:
Launceston:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 5 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Introduction

This course provides graduates with a professional postgraduate qualification in social work. It is designed specifically for people who have completed degrees with components of social and behavioural science. The course aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skill for professional practice in contemporary social work and human services and with a strong commitment to social justice and human rights.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants for entry to the professional qualifying MSW must hold a completed bachelor degree or equivalent other than in social work from the University of Tasmania or a recognised University; and, must have completed components of studies in society (i.e. social science type courses including sociology, political studies, philosophy, indigenous studies, anthropology, history) and studies of the individual, human behaviour and/or human development [i.e. psychology-type courses]. The English proficiency requirement for entry to the professional qualifying MSW will be an IELTS overall score of 7 with each band no less than 6.5.

Course Objectives

This course provides graduates with a professional postgraduate qualification in social work. It is designed specifically for people who have completed degrees with components of social and behavioural science. The course aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skill for professional practice in contemporary social work and human services and with a strong commitment to social justice and human rights.

Upon completion of the course graduates will be able to:

  • understand and critically assess key aspects of contemporary cultures and society and their relevance to the social work profession;
  • employ relevant theories and skills for in-depth analysis and ethical engagement with individuals, families, groups, policies, organisations and communities across a range of contexts;
  • demonstrate commitment to human rights, social justice, non-oppression and sustainable change;
  • exercise skills of critical and independent thinking, reflection and judgement;
  • demonstrate flexibility and engagement in solving complex problems and applying knowledge and skills to new situations and practice contexts.


Professional Recognition

The professional qualifying Master of Social Work is structured in accordance with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Accreditation and Education Standards 2010. Graduates from the MSW will be eligible for membership of the AASW which is a requirement for the employment of professional social workers in Australia and overseas.

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