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2006 Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice)(R7H)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 5 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): (03) 6324 3528


The Master of Social Work Practice degree course is offered by the School of Sociology and Social Work on a fee-paying basis.

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 Robert Bland at the School of Sociology and Social Work.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the MSocWkPrac in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & 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.

Course Objectives

The Master of Social Work 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.

Miscellaneous Information


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).

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