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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Master of Social Work

  • Masters (Coursework)

La Trobe's Master of Social Work is for graduates of other disciplines who wish to move into social work from a related area.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 - 4 years full-time
Course Code
HMSKW, 074028J
Study Mode
In person

About this course

La Trobe's Master of Social Work is for graduates of other disciplines who wish to move into social work from a related area. The course will prepare you to work in direct practice, social policy, social research, organisational planning and administration, and to conduct effective community work. Studying with passionate students from a range of disciplines, our program will encourage you to draw on your relevant experience and challenge the way you think. Throughout the course, you'll be guided by highly qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience. You'll make new contacts, grow your networks, and acquire the skills you'll need to step into a professional practice career in social work. Our curriculum is based on a philosophy of social justice. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a range of social policy, community and direct practice areas in the government, community and private sectors. Practical placements allow you to gain valuable skills and experience in the field by working alongside professionals. In each year of your course, you'll complete a 70-day block placement during which you'll be supervised by a qualified social worker and will work towards developing the skills required for professional practice. You might even choose to complete your placement overseas with one of our partner organisations in Fiji, Timor Leste, Macau, or the Philippines.

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Albury/Wodonga

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at La Trobe University.
83%
Overall satisfaction
81.1%
Skill scale
73.6%
Teaching scale
83.2%
Employed full-time
$78k
Average salary