Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice

The course enables practising social workers to build on their knowledge of advanced social work theory, practice and research methods.

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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Career Pathways

This course will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.
This course will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work, Master of Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work, Master of Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

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Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2022
$10,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course will facilitate the development of specific expertise in the chosen area(s) of study and a variety of generic skills which will complement specialised or professional degrees.

About the course

The Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice is open to graduates with a bachelor degree. Students may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work on completion.
Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11270
CRICOS code
  • 089964A
Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11270
CRICOS code
  • 089964A
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 semester
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Core
Take all units (18 points):
Elective
Take one Level 4 or 5 unit to the value of 6 points, offered from any school approved by the course coordinator or the Head of the School of Population Health