What will I learn?
This course provides graduates with a professional postgraduate qualification in social work. It is for people who have completed degrees with components of social and behavioural science. The course aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skill for professional practice in contemporary social work and human services and with a strong commitment to social justice and human rights.
Students complete 12 academic units which include two fieldwork placements (Practicum 1 and 2). Students will be able to undertake these units, including the fieldwork units, within their regions. All UTAS social work students undertaking clinical or field education placements are required to undertake a national police record check. Other checks may be required by organisations such as for offences involving children. Students need to be able to meet the requirements of the UTAS Safety in Practice policy. Placements are offered in a range of social work agencies throughout Tasmania and applicants should be aware that they may be required to travel for at least one practicum. All travel and accommodation costs incurred during placement are to be met by students.
Academic units may be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. The Practicum units are normally full-time although applications for part-time practicum will be considered by the Head of Program on a case-by-case basis. This course provides graduates with a professional postgraduate qualification in social work. It is designed specifically for people who have completed degrees with components of social and behavioural science. The course aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skill for professional practice in contemporary social work and human services and with a strong commitment to social justice and human rights.
Upon completion of the course graduates will be able to:
understand and critically assess key aspects of contemporary cultures and society and their relevance to the social work profession;
employ relevant theories and skills for in-depth analysis and ethical engagement with individuals, families, groups, policies, organisations and communities across a range of contexts;
demonstrate commitment to human rights, social justice, non-oppression and sustainable change;
exercise skills of critical and independent thinking, reflection and judgement;
demonstrate flexibility and engagement in solving complex problems and applying knowledge and skills to new situations and practice contexts.
The structure of the professional qualifying MSW will comprise two semesters of full time study (or part time equivalent) in each of Year 1 and Year 2 of the course. Four units of 12.5% weighting will be delivered in Semester 1 of Years 1 and 2 of the MSW. Units delivered in Semester 2 of Years 1 and 2 of the MSW will comprise one fieldwork unit with weighting of 37.5% and one unit of 12.5%.
Regarding the two fieldwork units of 37.5% in the MSW, AASW accreditation requirements are that students undertake a professionally supervised, agency-based field placement of 500 hours in each of Years 1 and 2 of the course. At UTAS, fieldwork placements for students in the MSW program will occur in Semester 2 of each year to coincide with placement of Bachelor of Social Work students.
Which department am I in? College of Arts, Law and Education
Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Applicants must have a completed bachelor degree or equivalent other than in social work from the University of Tasmania or a recognised University, in a related field such as nursing, education, arts (with relevant units), behavioural studies, political science or social science (or) must have completed a bachelor degree in a non-related field within which there are at least 4 x 12.5 per cent units (or equivalent) which reflect a combination of study areas relating to studies of society and studies of the individual. They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTASAccess-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
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Bethlehem Tertiary Institute offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma of Family Support
A$30,500.00 (US$ 23,857) per year
26 February 2018
Launceston Campus Newnham Drive, Newnham, LAUNCESTON, Tasmania, 7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia