Advanced Social Work
Online graduate courses

Deepen your practice and maximise your impact.

Learn about the latest research and practice in the social work field that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be a leader in the field and make a real difference to the lives of others.

  • Ralph Hampson
    Ralph Hampson
    Course Coordinator,
    Master of Advanced Social Work
By studying this course, you’ll learn about the latest research and practice in the field, inspiring and equipping you to make a real difference to the lives of others.

Program overview

According to projections, the health and community services sector will grow more rapidly than any other in the next five years*. As a result, the University of Melbourne has developed the Advanced Social Work program to meet this growing demand.

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.

Alternatively, you can undertake the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science to gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in using methods of implementation science in professional practice.

As a graduate of the Advanced Social Work course you will gain the same qualification and graduation certificate as an on-campus student because you will achieve identical learning outcomes from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses. If you complete your master’s you will also be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in Melbourne.

*Australian Government, Department of Employment, 2016 Industry Employment Projections Report.

Online course options

Next term starts: 29 January 2018
Applications close: 8 January 2018

Course name Part-time duration* Core subjects Elective subjects Capstone subjects** Total course fee *** 
Master of Advanced Social Work 2 years 1 5 1

A$24,666

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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work 1 year 1 3  

A$12,032

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Specialist Certificate in Advanced Social Work 16 weeks over two terms   2  

A$6,016

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Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science 16 weeks over two terms   2  

A$6,016

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Professional development single subjects     A$3,084  

*The program will be offered part time however the request for full-time load will be considered on a term-by-term basis.

**Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Please review the course page for more information on this component.

***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.

View upcoming terms or key dates for further important dates and deadlines.

Professor Louise Harms and Dr Ralph Hampson discuss their motivations for entering the health and community services field and their career to date.

 

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