Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work

      The experience


      As a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, we ensure high-quality online graduate education is accessible to you – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

      Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies, including:

      • Webinars
      • Videos
      • Audio recordings
      • Podcasts
      • Articles
      • Textbooks; and
      • Discussion forums.

      Why study online?

      The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable and flexible student experience.

      At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

      At the beginning of the course, you’ll receive all the technical support you need to get set up and participate in an initial welcome webinar where you’ll be guided through the University’s systems.

      Gain access to the highest levels of support

      As an online student, you’ll receive a high level of administrative, technical and academic support from your initial expression of interest in the course, through to your graduation. Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

      Dedicated online student support consultants can assist with:

      • Enrolment and subject assistance
      • Administrative logistics and fee options
      • Technical support
      • Online learning skills and workload management, and
      • Special circumstances.

      Who you will learn from

      Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

      Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

      • Dr Ralph Hampson, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Master of Advanced Social Work and Master of Health and Human Services
      • Professor Louise Harms, Deputy Head and Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Social Work
      • Professor Aron Shlonsky, Professor of Evidence Informed Practice
      • Professor Cathy Humphreys, Professor of Social Work
      • Professor Lynette Joubert, Professor of Direct Practice, Social Work
      • Professor Marie Connolly, Head of Department, Social Work
      • Dr Nicole Hill, Lecturer in Social Work Field Education