Postgraduate study in Social Work

What can you study at postgraduate level?

Master of Social Work (Professional)

If you already hold a bachelors degree with study in a relevant discipline such as Social Science, Sociology, Psychology, Health Science or Human Services, then this programme can offer you a two-year pathway into the profession.

Master of Social Work

The programme enables qualified Social Work practitioners to undertake further study in subjects related to their professional practice and then undertake research in an area of special interest.

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

Learn advanced approaches and interventions in Social Work practice and examine current research in Social Work through taught courses. Study this programme as a stand-alone qualification or as the equivalent of a first year of a Master of Social Work.

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision

Develop advanced clinical and professional supervision skills. Learn and reflect alongside course colleagues from a broad range of health and allied health professions, social workers, counsellors and human services workers.


Where can postgraduate study in Social Work take you?

Students who complete postgraduate study in Social Work are able to take on responsible roles in social work in a range of settings and services, particularly in leadership and management.

Jobs related to Social Work

  • Community development worker
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation officer
  • Social researcher
  • Social worker in a variety of settings (i.e., medical/hospital, child protection, disability support, mental health and addition support, refugee and migrant support)
  • Youth worker

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Social Work and Master of Social Work (Professional) who meet the criteria can progress to doctoral study.

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.