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Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice)

Course structure

The course comprises 2 core subjects (24 points in total) and restricted electives (40 points in total) based on option chosen.

Core subjects

HCS521 Practice Leadership in the Human Services (16 points)
SWK501 Advanced Social Work Practice Theory

Restricted electives (40 points max):

General coursework option:

Either
HCS516 Community Development (Advanced Specialisation) (16 points) or
HCS515 Mental Health & Mental Disorder (16 points) or
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)
plus any two of the following:
MGT501 Management Theory and Practice or
WEL418 Case Management
SWK404 Advanced Group Work
SWK414 International Social Work and Development
HCS510 Social Work Practice in Mental Health
HCS512 Mental Health Policy and Community Services

Dissertation option:

SWK504 Human Services Research Methods
And Either
HCS516 Community Development (Advanced Specialisation) (16 points) or
HCS515 Mental Health & Mental Disorder (16 points) or
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)
And
SWK500 Social Work/Social Welfare Dissertation (16 points) or
SWK505 Social Work/Social Welfare Dissertation (16 points)

Enrolment pattern

Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) - Part-time enrolment pattern coursework option

Session 1 (16 points)

HCS521 Practice Leadership in the Human Services (16 points)

Session 2 (16 points)

SWK504 Human Services Research Methods
SWK501 Advanced Social Work Practice Theory

Session 3 (16 points)

One of the advanced social work Practice areas:
HCS516 Community Development (Advanced Specialisation) (16 points)
HCS515 Mental Health & Mental Disorder (16 points) or
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)

Session 4 (16 points)

2 Electives

Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) - Full-time enrolment pattern coursework option

Session 1 (32 points)

HCS521 Practice Leadership in the Human Services (16 points)
And either
HCS516 Community Development (Advanced Specialisation) (16 points) or
HCS515 Mental Health & Mental Disorder (16 points) ( or
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)

Session 2 (32 points)

SWK504 Human Services Research Methods
SWK501 Advanced Social Work Practice Theory
2 Electives

Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) - Part-time enrolment pattern - Dissertation option

Session 1 (16 points)

HCS521 Practice Leadership in the Human Services (16 points)

Session 2 (16 points)

SWK504 Human Services Research Methods
SWK501 Advanced Social Work Practice Theory

Session 3 (16 points)

One of the advanced social work Practice areas:
HCS516 Community Development (Advanced Specialisation) (16 points)
HCS515 Mental Health & Mental Disorder (16 points) or
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)

Session 4 (16 points)

SWK505 Social Work/Social Welfare Dissertation (16 points)

Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) - Full-time enrolment pattern dissertation option

Session 1 (32 points)

HCS521 Practice Leadership in the Human Services (16 points)
And either
HCS516 Community Development (Advanced Specialisation) (16 points) or
HCS515 Mental Health & Mental Disorder (16 points) or
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16 points)

Session 2 (32 points)

SWK504 Human Services Research Methods
SWK501 Advanced Social Work Practice Theory
SWK505 Social Work/Social Welfare Dissertation (16 points)

Articulation

This course articulates with the Doctor of Social Work

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) aims to provide opportunities for advanced study and practice in specialised fields of social work.

Students of the Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) will acquire highly developed knowledge and skills that are required to enhance quality of their practice.

The course prepares practitioners for management, policy and practice leadership roles, while developing a better understanding of contemporary issues and challenges, and future directions in social work practice and profession.

Access to allowances for study

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) now offers student income support to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Master by coursework degrees. Eligible students undertaking approved Master degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and Austudy program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests. For more information, visit the DEEWR website.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

2 years by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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