Created Date:

21 Oct 2022

[CDU] Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Be an agent of change and make a difference in the lives of families, individuals and communities. Our Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in a diverse range of practice contexts including urban, regional and remote, and international settings. As a fully accredited course, graduates are eligible for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers and will be a part of a growing and diverse CDU social work alumni. During the course, you will explore themes and concepts such as social justice, human rights, critical reflection and supervision, culturally responsive practice, research and advocacy. Students will be supported to complete two placements in the field to further solidify classroom learning with real world practice.



Why study social work at CDU?



Study Social Work with us and make a real difference to local communities, families and individuals, or in the humanitarian aid industry abroad. You'll gain knowledge and skills through placements, intensive units and theoretical knowledge, and graduate as a culturally competent specialist ready to create change.


  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)

  • #3 in Australia for social work starting salaries (GUG 2023)



What will I study?



Our Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is a two-year, full-time course comprising of core units in social work and two, 500 hour field placements. Core units include an introduction to social work contexts and critical approaches to practice; culturally responsive practice with families, individuals and groups; social work theory and integrated methods; community development; advocacy, research; social policy and social change. Field placements are held in second semester each year and facilitate direct and indirect practice opportunities within a host organisation. The course uses a blend of online and face to face learning opportunities, with students required to attend 20 days of on campus workshop and skill development training across the length of the course.




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