Courses & Units

Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) R7H

Introduction

THIS COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2015

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.

International students please refer to International Services at www.utas.edu.au/international

The Master of Social Work {Advanced Practice} degree course is offered by the School of Sociology and Social Work.

The course is available only on the Launceston campus of the University and can be completed in three years part-time study. The maximum period allowed for completion of the MSocWkPrac is five years, although in certain cases permission may be granted for completion of the course over an extended period of time.

Candidates should discuss all matters relating to the course with the course coordinator, Professor Sandra Taylor at the School of Sociology and Social Work.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course from 2010 onwards. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Summary

Course Name Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice)
Course Abbreviation MSWAP
Course Duration 3 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 7 Years
CRICOS code
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Objectives

The Master of Social Work {Advanced Practice} enables field practitioners in a variety of human service agencies to enhance their knowledge and practice at an advanced level. The course is intended to provide social work practitioners with an innovative model for reflective practice and to increase competence in a range of social work fields and methods. The importance of locating social work practice in the political and organizational context will be emphasised.

Additional Information

Credit

On application and in special circumstances Faculty may exempt a candidate from part of the formal coursework required for the degree on the grounds that equivalent postgraduate coursework has been completed in a recognised tertiary education institution.

General provisions


The Faculty may terminate a candidature at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance but candidates will be given the opportunity to have a review of their circumstances. A candidate may be permitted to repeat any failed or incomplete unit(/s).


Prerequisites

In order to be eligible for entry to the course candidates must have qualified at least for completion of the Bachelor of Social Work pass degree at the University of Tasmania or at a recognised tertiary education institution.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

THIS COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2014

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course from 2010 onwards. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.


Candidates will complete the course by part-time study on the basis of one unit per semester for two years and in year 3 will prepare and submit a minor thesis for examination.

Course Structure

Schedule of units

  • HGW701Reflective PracticeDetails

    Focuses on the development of reflective practice in social work. The unit provides an innovative framework to guide reflection on the knowledge and values that influence social work practice. Models of supervision are also explored.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HGW701 Reflective Practice

  • HGW702Context of Social Work PracticeDetails

    Explores the changing political context of social work practice. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to discuss the rapid changes that have occurred at an international, national and local policy level in the last decade. The unit…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HGW702 Context of Social Work Practice

  • HGW703Advanced Practice ADetails

    Focuses on advanced practice knowledge and skills in a range of social work methods including family work, group work and community work, with particular reference to the mental health context. Recent theoretical developments in these areas are presented and students…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HGW703 Advanced Practice A

  • HGW704Advanced Practice BDetails

    Explores advanced practice knowledge and skills in a range of social work fields including, child protection, domestic violence, sexual assault and addiction. The unit is issue based and students will have the opportunity to focus on areas that are relevant…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HGW704 Advanced Practice B

  • PLUS EITHER: HGW705 (full-time students) OR HGW706 plus HGW707 (part-time students)
  • HGW705Minor ThesisDetails

    Students in this unit are required to conduct an original piece of research. The topic may be chosen from any area of interest to the student within social work practice and the methodology may be qualitative or quantitative.…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for HGW705 Minor Thesis

  • OR
  • HGW706Minor Thesis ADetails

    Students in this unit will develop a proposal for a research project that will be undertaken in HGW707 Minor Thesis B. The topic of the research proposal will reflect an area of interest relevant to social work and/or professional practice…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HGW706 Minor Thesis A

  • HGW707Minor Thesis BDetails

    Students in this unit are required to conduct an original piece of research. The topic may be chosen from any area of interest to the student within social work and/or professional practice and the methodology may be qualitative or quantitative.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HGW707 Minor Thesis B

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


Entry

1 [i] In these specifications `Faculty-- means the Faculty of Arts acting on the advice of the Board of Humanities and Social Science.

[ii] The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the degree of Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) a person who has completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree or the Master of Social Work at the University of Tasmania or another degree from another tertiary institution deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

2 Candidates shall complete the award requirements as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three years (thirty six calendar months) part-time study with a maximum of five years (sixty calendar months) from the time of first enrolment, unless otherwise approved by the Faculty. In certain circumstances, Faculty may approve a suspension of candidature for a period not exceeding twelve months.

Course structure

3 [i] To qualify for the award the candidate shall successfully complete four units and a Thesis as listed in Schedule A.

[ii] The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with Schedule A. [iii] Enrolment in the units will be subject to approval by the dean.

4 [i] Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty and as summarised in Schedule A.

[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any two semesters in coursework units totalling more than fifty percent (50%) and in the case of the Thesis, fifty percent (50%) weighting.

Credit for previous studies

5 Passes in subjects or units in other honours or postgraduate courses completed or otherwise in an approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the award, providing that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be relluired to do to qualify for the award.

Miscellaneous

6 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedules.

7 These specifications shall take effect on January 1st 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the award.

8 The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) by coursework shall be MSocWkAdvPrac.

9 The research project shall be bound and lodged for examination in accordance with the Rules of Higher Degrees. A candidate may also be required by the Faculty to deposit a representative collection of material relevant to the thesis.

10 The examination of the thesis will be conducted by at least two examiners appointed by the Faculty.

11 After considering the reports of the examiners of the research project and reports from assessors of the candidate's performance in the remaining sections of the course, the Faculty shall decide whether the candidate merits the award of the degree or, if not whether the candidate should:

(a) present an oral defence of the thesis, or

(b) submit an amended research project within such further period as the Faculty should determine, after which the Faculty shall then decide upon the award of the degree.