Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Social Work (Entry-to-Practice)


Further Information

If you would like to discuss this course or receive further information please contact:

Social Work Office
Ph: (+61 8) 6488 2990


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Open 3 October 2012
Close 25 January 2013


Semester 1: 25 February 2013

This course does not have mid-year entry.


Along with your application form please be aware that you will need to provide original or certified documents, including:

  • Proof of Citizenship / Residency Status
  • All non-UWA academic transcripts
  • If you have a non-English speaking background you may need Proof of English Proficiency
  • If you have documents in different names you will need Proof of Name Change
You may also like to attach:
  • Any relevant CV, work experience, or related clearances.


Please note that as of 2012 Social Work and Social Policy have moved to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, to become part of the School of Population Health.


This is for students with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and who want a professional qualification in social work.

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to create positive outcomes and to empower marginalised or disenfranchised members of society.

They promote change at individual, family, community and policy levels. It is a challenging but potentially rewarding profession.

Course outline

This is a master's degree by coursework, or by coursework and dissertation.

Students must complete units to a total of 96 points, studying full-time (2 years) or part-time (5 years). International students may only study this course full-time.

All students are required to complete the following core units:

Students are required to enrol in SWSP7436 Dissertation (12 points) and SWSP7446 Policy and Community (6 points); and not in units SWSP5634 Social Work and Mental Health and SWSP5406 Policy, Community and Research for the Masters by coursework and dissertation.

Key information

  • 96 credit points
  • 2 years full time, 5 years part time
  • Course code: 11550

Admission requirements

Useful links

Course enquiries

Rosa Catalano
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 2990
Email: rosa.catalano@uwa.edu.au