Advanced Social Work

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Gain new knowledge for a more profound impact.

Program overview

Designed for practising social workers, the Advanced Social Work program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, policy and research within this field.

You will address the common complex and growing challenges faced by social workers in the field today, so that you can improve your practice and deepen your impact on individuals and society more broadly.

You can progress from the Specialist Certificate to the Graduate Certificate and finally the Master of Advanced Social Work, or apply directly to the Graduate Certificate and Master awards.

Alternatively, you can undertake the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science or the Specialist Certificate in Service Navigation.

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Course name Part-time duration* Total course fee** Next intake*** Ready to apply?
Master of Advanced Social Work 2 years AUD$25,682 Term 4
October 2019
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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work 1 year AUD$12,640 Term 4
October 2019
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Specialist Certificate in Advanced Social Work 6 months AUD$6,320 Term 4
October 2019
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Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science 6 months AUD$6,320 Term 1
February 2020
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Specialist Certificate in Service Navigation 6 months AUD$6,320 Term 4
October 2019
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*The program will be offered part-time however the request for full-time load will be considered on a term-by-term basis.
**The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum. More information about fees.
***View key dates for further important dates and deadlines.

Financial options

  • Tuition fees are charged yearly and you pay tuition fees according to your specific enrolment in any given study period.
  • Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
  • If you're enrolled as an Australian fee paying student, you can pay your course fees up front when you enrol or defer part or all payment through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of your tuition fees.

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This course has already enhanced my abilities to perform my job in a more multi-lens perspective and I have only completed three subjects so far. Claire Rachel, Master of Advanced Social Work graduate

Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated student support consultant to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.