Social Work

 

Master of Social Work

Graduate Diploma in Social Work


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

MASOCWRK-04

Master of Social Work

GNSOCWRK-01

Graduate Diploma in Social Work

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Social Work
(b)
the Master of Social Work
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Social Work requires:
(a)
the Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers; and
(b)
evidence of at least one year's full-time employment in Social Work.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Social Work requires:
(a)
completion of the embedded Graduate Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
both the four year Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers; and
(c)
evidence of at least one year's full-time employment in Social Work.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Graduate Diploma in Social Work and Master of Social Work Table of Units of Study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Social Work a candidate must complete 36 credit points, comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study listed in the Social Work Units of Study Table; and
(b)
24 credit points of elective units of study to be chosen from the Social Work Units of Study Table.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Social Work a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study listed in the Social Work Units of Study Table;
(b)
a maximum of 12 credit points of capstone units of study from the Social Work Units of Study Table; and
(c)
a minimum of 24 credit points of elective units of study to be chosen from the Social Work Units of Study Table.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020 and provided that there is no suspension of candidature, in which case the candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.