Graduate Certificate in Social Work (Advanced Practice) (R5H)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2015


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


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This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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

The Graduate Certificate in 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 one year part-time study. The maximum period allowed for completion of the degree is two 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.

The Graduate Certificate 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.

Course structure


Candidates will complete the course by part-time study on the basis of one 25% unit per semester for one year.


Semester One

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

This unit is currently unavailable.


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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Semester Two

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

This unit is currently unavailable.


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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Course is offered PART-TIME only. Students enrol in one 25% unit per semester.

Entry requirements

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.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

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


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

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