EDUCATIONAL PREREQUISITES (DIRECT ENTRY)
Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) if they have previously successfully completed a relevant Bachelor (AQF Level 7) degree course that contains at least one year, or the equivalent (8 Units) of full-time studies in the social and behavioural sciences, as required by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Units from the following broad fields may be considered:
| Psychology ||Community & Welfare Studies |
| Sociology ||Human Development |
| History ||Gender Studies |
| Media & Arts ||Nursing, Allied Health |
| Counselling ||Philosophy |
| Law ||Politics |
| Anthropology || |
EDUCATIONAL PREREQUISITES (PATHWAY ENTRY)
Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) if they have successfully completed a relevant Bachelor (AQF Level 7) degree course with 4 Units from the above list and the Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Bridging Course).
Criminal History Record: Provide a National Criminal History Record check at time of application (obtainable from: nationalcrimecheck.com.au; and
Working with Children Check: Provide a Working with Children authorisation at time of application obtainable from: wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application
The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is available to overseas/international students, subject to satisfying the aforementioned admission criteria.
In addition to meeting the educational, artistic and academic prerequisites above, international applicants who have not completed an educational qualification in English have to provide proof of proficiency in English through internationally recognised tests such as IELTS or TOEFL, or through satisfactory completion of an approved course at one of the College’s partner language colleges.
| Examination ||Minimum Score |
| IELTS ||6.5 with no band less than 6.0 |
| TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) ||79* with no score less than 20 |
| PTE Academic ||58 with no score less than 50 |
For other ways of demonstrating English Language Proficiency visit the English Language Proficiency Requirements
Overseas students applying for admission to Excelsia College courses must have reached the age of 18 years by the commencement of their studies. Excelsia College will not admit overseas students who have not yet reached 18 years of age.
For more information visit the International Student page.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS,
PLEASE REFER TO THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING (BRIDGING COURSE).