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1 Add to your career options Postgraduate Study at the School of Social Work and Human Services

2 Time to change your career? Want to obtain a formal qualification in a field youre already practising in? Want to be brought up to date with policy and practice developments in your field? Want to obtain a more Senior position but need to develop a cutting competitive edge? Want to test the water for research higher degree study? Why think about postgraduate study in Social Work or Human Services?

3 Most experienced provider of Social Work and Human Services education in Queensland Our multidisciplinary staff are recognised nationally and internationally for their high- quality practice-based research. Many are recognised as experts in their fields, and are actively involved in cutting-edge research. These fields include: expertise in social work; human services; social policy; community development; psychology; sociology; mental health; counselling; social anthropology; ageing and disability. Why study in the School of Social Work and Human Services?

4 With a focus on high-quality teaching and research, including peer- to-peer learning, we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for leadership in complex practice and policy environments. We recognise that postgraduate education is a journey for students and instructors. Along the way, we seek your feedback to better help you reach your educational and professional goals. We offer different Program levels to suit students different needs and reasons for doing postgraduate study We offer part-time and full-time study options – you decide what suits you Why study in the School of Social Work and Human Services?

5 Masters programs Master of Social Work For qualified social workers (already AASW eligible) Program designed to allow you to extend your current qualifications and practice experience or move into new areas of interest Completed in 1 year full time or the part time equivalent Degree of 1.5 years duration is available for AASW-eligible applicants who do not hold a 4 year BSW

6 Core courses - SWSP7255 Theorising Social Work Practice SWSP7205 Professional Leadership and Supervision in Social Work SWSP7700 Professional Practice Portfolio for Social Work You will also choose from a wide range of courses in professionally relevant specialisations, including: –Child, Youth and Family –Counselling –Social Policy* –Mental Health* –Community Development* Alternatively, you can choose courses from across all specialisations. * Graduate Certificates available in these fields Master of Social Work

7 Masters programs Master of Social Work Studies (Qualifying) For those applicants with a non social work bachelor degree who are interested in becoming qualified social workers Entry requires some demonstrated study in the social or behavioral sciences Completed in 2 year full time or the part time equivalent Degree of 1.5 years duration is available for graduates of the Bachelor of Human Services that is accredited with the AIWCW.

8 Core courses cover the following - Introduction to Social Work Moral and Ethical Foundations Direct Practice Skills Legal Context and Social Work Human Development Social Policy Practice in Mental Health Research Field Placement (2 semesters) Electives – Students can select 2 electives from a variety of courses, including (but not limited to) – community development, counselling, family therapy, health systems, child protection, research project * Above is the 2 year program. The 1.5 year program provides has less core courses, and three electives Master of Social Work Studies

9 Masters programs Master of Counselling Many people working within the human services professions consider incidental or informal counselling to be an important part of the work that they do. By studying the Master of Counselling you will be provided with an in-depth knowledge base and the practical skills of professional counselling – serving individuals, couples, families and groups in our community. Completed in 2 year full time or the part time equivalent

10 Core courses cover the following - Interpersonal Skills in Counselling Theories of Counselling Interpersonal Skills and Processes in Counselling Among Diverse Groups Counselling Practicum (2 semesters) Ethics and Professional Practice Issues in Counselling Crisis Counselling Relationship Counselling Counselling & Mental Health Counselling & Violence Issues Counselling Children & Young People Understanding and Caring for Those Affected by Loss Counselling and Health and Capacity Challenges Family Therapy Traditions: Basic Concepts & Skills Electives – Students can select an elective from a variety of courses, including (but not limited to) – Applied Gerontology, Career Guidance / Counselling, Substance Abuse and Misuse, Population Health, Social Research, Public Health Psychology Master of Counselling

11 Graduate Certificate in Social Work (Mental Health) Mental health represents a significant area of social work practice. Mental illness is ever-present and Social Workers need a solid skills and knowledge-base in mental health no matter where they work. Available to qualified social workers Articulates into the Master of Social Work Open to domestic students only, and is studied over 1 year part time Graduate Certificate Programs

12 Grad Cert in Social Work (Mental Health) Semester 1 courses are completed through the School of Medicine (Psychiatry) PXMH Foundation Knowledge for Mental Health Practice PXMH Foundation Skills for Mental Health Practice Semester 2 Courses are completed through the School of Social Work and Human Services SWSP7025 Social Work and Mental Health 1 SWSP7027 Social Work and Mental Health 2

13 Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Offers an innovative and integrated combination of social policy theory, policy making skills, and the latest knowledge about principles informing contemporary policy development. Articulates into the Master of Social Work (AASW-eligible applicants), Graduate Diploma in Governance and Public Policy and the Masters of Governance and Public Policy Open to domestic students only, and is studied over 1 year part time Graduate Certificate Programs

14 Grad Cert in Social Policy Students complete 3 core courses - POLY7000: Understanding Social Policy POLY7002: Doing Social Policy POLY7006: Global Social Policy And one elective from – POLS7103: Lobbying, Communications and Public Affairs POLS7406: Economic Analysis and Public Policy SWSP7123: Community Planning, Engagement and Governance SWSP7164: Program and Service Evaluation in the Human Services

15 Graduate Certificate in Community Development The field of community development focuses on the processes, skills and techniques of community development practice, preparing students for professional practice in local and/or international settings. Articulates into the Master of Social Work (AASW-eligible applicants), Graduate Diploma in Development Practice and the Master of Development Practice Open to domestic students only, and is studied over 1 year part time Graduate Certificate Programs

16 Grad Cert in Community Development Students complete 2 core courses - SWSP7093: Community Development Method and Analysis SWSP7103: Frame-working for Community Development Practice And two electives from – SWSP7123: Community Planning, Engagement and Governance SWSP7133: Community Development Practice in International Contexts SWSP7433: Community Economic Development: Local and International SWSP7113: Training Frameworks for Community Development Practice

17 Applications Entry requirements and application forms are available at:

18 Questions? For more information please visit or call 07) or Appointments to discuss your study options and career paths are welcome


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