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Overseas recognised qualifications

These international courses are deemed to be of equivalent standard to an ACWA accredited course at a minimum of a diploma level and are referred to as overseas recognised qualifications. If a course is not on this list check the information provided under 'relevant qualifications' to see if this application pathway is applicable instead.

Canada
Bachelor of Social Work which includes at least 400 hours of field education from a recognised university in Canada.

Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Work involving full time study with at least 400 hours of field education undertaken at the following institutes: Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong (formerly City Polytechnic of Hong Kong), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly Hong Kong Polytechnic).

India
Master of Social Work with a minimum of two years full time study with at least 400 hours of supervised fieldwork placements in two placements.

Bachelor of Social Work with a minimum of three years full time study with at least 400 hours of supervised fieldwork placements in two placements.

Applicants with Indian qualifications are encouraged to submit evidence of relevant work experience as some universities in India do not adequately cover relevant theory components. This will assist the Assessment Team to look at the applicant’s work experience if there is any identified gap within the qualification.

Ireland
BA/BA Honours in Applied Social Studies in Social Care with at least 400 hours of supervised fieldwork placements in two placements.

United Kingdom
Bachelor of Social Work (or similar) studied full time over at least a three-year period with at least 400 hours of supervised field education, and which is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (previously General Social Care Council) in England or throughout the United Kingdom as a qualifying training for social work as evidenced by the issue of their bachelor qualification.

United States of America
Bachelor of Social Work which includes at least 400 hours of field education from a recognised university in USA

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