Master of Social Work Flinders University

3.5 out of 5 from 10 reviews
Ranked #4 in our University Rankings
Masters Degree
Adelaide
2.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This course aims to:

provide students with the knowledge and skills to practice responsibly and reflectively as a professional social worker, in keeping with the standards set by the Australian Association of Social Workers
involve students in researching, analysing and articulating a framework for inclusive and ethical professional social work practice
inform students about, and enable them to critically reflect and comment on, relevant current social justice debates
educate students about the colonial history of Australia and its long-term effects on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including analysis of current policies and social work practices affecting ATSI families and communities
develop students’ knowledge about current evidence-based professional social work practice models and approaches
enable students to carry out research, assess the value of research to social work practice, and articulate a framework for inclusive and ethical professional social work practice research
enable students to develop their professional values, knowledge and skills and demonstrate their practice judgement and expertise, normally through involvement in two agency-based field placements
help students identify the cultural context of various practice, approaches and their relevance to specific situations and populations
delineate the connections between interpersonal practice, social policy and research at a national and international level
Careers

Social Work

Additional Information

Learning outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

practice as a professional social worker in a knowledgeable, compe...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Master of Social Work Flinders University based on 10 reviews
Rating
3.5
Job prospects
3.0
Teachers
3.2
Course work
3.8
Time worthy
2.8
Money Worthy
2.8



Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The teachers are experienced professionals. There’s a diverse range of topics reviewed in class

Negatives: Long assessments

My advice to future students is: Give your best in the placements, and try to use all the University infrastructure

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Good for international students

Negatives: Not well organized topics

My advice to future students is: Choose this course carefuly

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The variety of job opportunities worldwide
Fun work
It’s a way of giving back to community

Negatives: Too many placement hours that are somewhat time wasted
Some trainers are not knowledgeable on some topics

My advice to future students is: Choose another university and not flinders

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The placement is amazing as I had learnt a lot throughout my placement

Negatives: Placement is not well organized so does some topics as they are not practical

My advice to future students is: Enjoy the placement as you will learn a lot throughout the placement no matter whether you like it or not

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Supportive field educator, learning resources

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: More engagement with peers and lecturers

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Very insightful

Negatives: No jobs

My advice to future students is: Probably they should study in another state to gain a job after studies

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June 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: Interesting and it's my passion

Negatives: Majority of practice scenarios in units focus largely on Australian society only

My advice to future students is: Go.for it

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: No exams

Negatives: too much reading and writing; lecturers seem to be unprofessional

My advice to future students is: change courses

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives:
1-opportunity - there's a lot of opportunity to develop experience and expand your knowledge around the profession. Lots of free training and seminars .
2 professional connections -social work course gives you an opportunity to connect with a diverse number of people professionally. You meet other students a...

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February 2018
Year completed 2020

The positive were that it taught me a value system of my own and the mental health component was useful, negatives were that you needed supervision and experience to gain employment which aren't there.

My advice to future students is: Consider law

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