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Study mode

Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Port Macquarie
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Duration

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
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Admission information

6500
keyboard_arrow_rightEntry requirements

CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 1; Session 2 201760; 201830; 201860
Session 2; Session 1; Session 2 201760; 201830; 201860

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

Online; On campus

Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Social Work is offered on campus at Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Port Macquarie, or you can take up online study to complement your work and lifestyle commitments. A flexible combination of both modes is also available.

Entry and credit pathways

Students who have completed relevant Diploma studies may earn credit into our online and on-campus programs. The Bachelor of Social Work can be completed on campus as part of an integrated program with TAFE NSW at Dubbo and Port Macquarie.  There are also several postgraduate study options available.

Outstanding reputation 

CSU is a leading provider of social work education in Australia. While CSU social work graduates can travel the world and work anywhere, they are often found at the heart of social welfare agencies and communities in rural and regional areas. Our academic staff are leaders in social work education, drawing on their extensive industry experience to support your learning. Their expertise delivers a well-rounded approach to course material. Taught within CSU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, you will also benefit from the latest research that makes a significant contribution to policy and practice.

Practical learning

Learn about people, communities, groups, social structures, how to think and communicate, and how to respond to need and opportunity. Develop strong practical skills and hands-on learning through 1000 hours of supported workplace learning, offering unique opportunities to observe, question and model social work behaviour. 

This course includes areas such as child protection, cross-cultural and Indigenous studies, ethics, human rights, law, mental health, psychology, social policy, sociology and in-depth study of the methods and theories of social work.

This course is approved and accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates will be eligible for full accreditation and membership with AASW. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).

Please note: an IELTS of 7.0 is required by AASW to obtain employment as a social worker in Australia for those coming from overseas and is recommended for international students undertaking accredited degrees.

AASW

This course is approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates will be eligible for full accreditation with AASW.  Graduates will be eligible for full membership with AASW.  Graduates are also eligible for membership of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).

Please note: an IELTS of 7.0 is required by AASW to obtain employment as a social worker in Australia for those coming from overseas and is recommended for international students undertaking accredited degrees.

Field education is a core element and a major part of the student's development of a professional identity. It provides an opportunity for students to observe, question and model social work behaviour. Each practicum is integrated with a subject covering social work theory and practice.

In order to meet the requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), students must complete 1,000 hours of supervised field education. This is undertaken in two practicums in approved agencies. Every attempt is made to accommodate students in placements close to their place of residence and to tailor the practicum to suit the schedules of individual students, but such placements cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects have a residential school component:

HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 - Foundations of Practice
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 - Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 - Mezzo Level Practice
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 - Micro Practice

For more information about residential schools for Social Work students, please see our factsheet.

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - The average starting salary for a CSU Social Work graduate is $60,000

Career opportunities

CSU's Bachelor of Social Work will equip you to work with a diverse range of individuals, groups and communities in a variety of settings to make a difference to the quality of their lives.

Break down barriers, shape policy and conduct research

Improve the livelihoods of individuals and groups including children, older people, Indigenous people, migrants or refugees, or those affected by domestic violence, drug abuse or mental illness. You can do this through direct practice, policy formation, social action and program planning.

Make a difference in the public or private sector

Advocate for the community through legal aid programs, health and community services, housing and corrections, or provide individual and group counselling, case management and disability advocacy. 

Establish your own practice

A growing number of social work graduates offer clinical services, education and consultation on a fee-for-service basis.

CSU's Bachelor of Social Work will equip you to work with a diverse range of individuals, groups and communities in a variety of settings to make a difference to the quality of their lives.

Break down barriers, shape policy and conduct research

Improve the livelihoods of individuals and groups including children, older people, Indigenous people, migrants or refugees, or those affected by domestic violence, drug abuse or mental illness. You can do this through direct practice, policy formation, social action and program planning.

Make a difference in the public or private sector

Advocate for the community through legal aid programs, health and community services, housing and corrections, or provide individual and group counselling, case management and disability advocacy. 

Establish your own practice

A growing number of social work graduates offer clinical services, education and consultation on a fee-for-service basis.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Articulated program

Successful completion of an accredited diploma in the human services discipline may earn you credit into our online and on-campus programs. With an eligible diploma, our articulated program enables you to complete CSU’s Bachelor of Social Work in three years of full-time study or six years part-time.This program is suited to holders of a relevant diploma, including those who work in the industry and would like to gain an accredited social work qualification.

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Integrated program at Port Macquarie

Complete two qualifications at the same time when you study on campus at CSU in Port Macquarie and TAFE NSW with the TAFE integrated program. You will undertake the Certificate IV in Community Services and the Diploma of Community Services, which will contribute to the completion your degree.

During the first year of the course, you will complete the Certificate IV in Community Services through TAFE NSW, as well as beginning the CSU component of the course. You will build on this to complete the Diploma of Community Services in your second year of study. In the third and fourth years, all study is completed through CSU.

You will complete the CSU components of this course at CSU's Port Macquarie Campus, and the TAFE components at TAFE NSW in Port Macquarie, Taree or Kempsey. 

This pathway is suited to school leavers, people interested in changing careers, or people who already work in the industry but have completed limited formal study. There are also TAFE-specific scholarships available for this course.

To apply for the TAFE integrated program, you must apply to both CSU and TAFE NSW. 

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Integrated program at Dubbo

CSU's Bachelor of Social Work offered through the Dubbo Campus is a co-enrolment with TAFE NSW Dubbo, providing you with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare agencies. You will enrol with both CSU and TAFE NSW. 

Students complete the CSU components of this course at CSU's Dubbo Campus, and the TAFE components at TAFE NSW in Dubbo and Orange. In the third and fourth years, all study is completed through CSU, Dubbo campus.

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  • Credit for relevant 2-year social welfare related Diploma studies
     

Successful completion of one of the following two-year Diploma course (or other human services diploma assessed as appropriate by the Course Director):
• Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
• Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health)
• Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
• Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling)
• Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health)
• Diploma of Community Services Work
• Diploma of Community Development
• Diploma of Counselling
• Diploma of Disability
• Diploma of Youth Work

Note: Some Diploma courses are not 2 years full-time equivalent – please check with the Course Director as to acceptability.

Transfer Credit (TCR) of 64 points will be granted on entry as below:

HCS103 Fields of Practice (8pts)
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services (8pts)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services (8pts)
JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare (8pts)
SOC102 Social Inequality (8pts)
WEL118 Human Services Organisations (8pts)
XYZ02C Two (2) unspecified elective subjects (16pts)

 

  • Integrated Pathway

Students must be concurrently enrolled with an affiliated institution in a course that will lead to completion of a Diploma of Community Services. Evidence of enrolment with the affiliated institution must be provided at the time of application for admission.

Forward Credit (FCR) of 64 points will be granted on entry as below:

HCS103 Fields of Practice (8pts)
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services (8pts)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services (8pts)
JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare (8pts)
SOC102 Social Inequality (8pts)
WEL118 Human Services Organisations (8pts)
XYZ02C Two (2) unspecified elective subjects (16pts)

This will converted to Transfer Credit (TCR) on provision of a documentation providing evidence of completion of the Diploma.

 

  • Articulated Pathway

Students must have completed a Diploma of Community Services Work (or other human services diploma assessed as appropriate by the Course Director).

Transfer Credit (TCR) of 64 points will be granted on entry as below:

HCS103 Fields of Practice (8pts)
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services (8pts)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services (8pts)
JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare (8pts)
SOC102 Social Inequality (8pts)
WEL118 Human Services Organisations (8pts)
XYZ02C Two (2) unspecified elective subjects (16pts)

 

  • Advanced/graduate entry

Students must have a three-year Social Science related degree or its equivalent or have successfully completed two-thirds of a recognised Social Science related degree with the successful completion of at least sixteen (16) session-long subjects including one session length subject in each of the following areas:

• Developmental psychology (or equivalent)
• Sociology
• Australian Government and politics and/or welfare politics, social policy and social philosophy, or Australian economic and social history
• Research methods
And
• The successful completion of 12 other relevant session-length subjects.

Subjects that are not satisfied in these prerequisites will need to be completed prior to entering the course.
OR
With approval of the Course Director, some subjects that are not satisfied in these prerequisites may be completed within the degree with a commensurate reduction of credit granted on entry.

Transfer Credit (TCR) of 128 points will be granted on entry as below:
 

POL01C Social Work Politics Studies (8pts)
PSY01C Social Work Psychology Studies (8pts)
SOC01C Social Work Sociology Studies (8pts)
SWK02C Social Work Prelim Studies (96pts)
WEL01C Research Methods (8pts)
Maximum Total: 128 points

Subjects that are not satisfied in these prerequisites will need to be completed prior to entering the course.
OR
With approval of the Course Director, some subjects that are not satisfied in these prerequisites may be completed within the degree with a commensurate reduction of credit granted on entry.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Social Work is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Social Work is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Social Work online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNEASX
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieFPOSYNNIASB
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAPI
DirectOn campusDubboCGSYNNKASI
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNN211904
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAPM
DirectOn campusDubboCGSYNNKASX
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJASW
UACOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNN211900
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYNNIASW
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKASY

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

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Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNEASX
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieFPOSYNNIASB
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAPI
DirectOn campusDubboCGSYNNKASI
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNN211904
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAPM
DirectOn campusDubboCGSYNNKASX
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJASW
UACOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNN211900
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYNNIASW
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKASY

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Kathleen Gaisford - Bachelor of Social Work

"There was a huge range in all our subjects, plus electives. I can definitely say I'm ready for the workforce. CSU has given me the foundations but I'll be learning my whole life."

Kathleen Gaisford - Bachelor of Social Work

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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Bachelor of Social Work [Wagga Wagga] - Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

CSU's Bachelor of Social Work provides eligible students with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare and social work agencies in areas such as case management, individual family work, group and community work, child protection, aged, disability and rehabilitation, health, community services and corrections.

You can apply to the Honours program at the end of your third year of study and is available full-time at CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus or you can study part-time online. Your Honours study will help you further hone your research and investigative skills, adding tremendous value to your social work practice after graduation.

To be eligible, you will need to complete 56 subject points towards the degree at a Credit average, or grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or better. These subjects must include HCS204 Research methods, HCS206 Social Work Theory and Practice 1, HCS207 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 and HCS303 Professional Field Education 1. You will then complete a 16 point dissertation in the final year of your studies.

You can conduct an investigation in any area in which the Honours Committee can provide adequate supervision and for which written approval has been given. The following general areas provide a guide, but they are not prescriptive:

  • Aboriginality
  • community work
  • corrections
  • disability
  • hospital
  • social work
  • ideology and social work
  • mental health
  • rural issues
  • rural service delivery
  • social policy and administration
  • women's issues.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

To graduate with the Bachelor of Social Work, students must complete 30 subjects (256 points).

To graduate with the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), students must complete 31 subjects including one 16-point Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (272 points).


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS)


Core subjects (28 subjects)

Foundation subjects (9 subjects)
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
JST204 Crime Delinquency & Social Welfare
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC308 Community Analysis

Social Work Theory and Practice subjects (15 subjects)
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS111 Introduction to Social Welfare
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 - Foundations of Practice
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 - Micro Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 - Mezzo Level Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS321  Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4- Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Social Policy/Politics/Economics subjects (2 subjects)
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Field Education subjects (2 subjects)*
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points)
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) OR SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points) (with prior approval of Course Director).

*There are 1000 hours of field education in this degree, which meets the requirements set by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).


Restricted Electives (Students choose 2 subjects from this list)

GER204 Ageing and Professional Practice
HSS300 Professional Development
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC226 Rural Sociology
SOC302 Environment and Society
SWK414 International Social Development
WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
WEL229 Introduction to Addiction Studies
WEL230 Human Services and Sustainable Development
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches to Mental Health
WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
WEL418 Case Management
WEL420 Working in Child Protection
WEL425 Addiction - Clinical Practice in Human Services
WEL426 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches and Disaster Recovery
WEL428 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches to Global Governance and Policy
WEL430 Critical Analysis of Professional Practice

Suitable elective subjects from other courses may be approved by the Course Director.
 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS)**

** NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.

In order to complete the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), in addition to the above requirements students complete the following subject:

HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16 points)


KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course.  Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Students must pass the key subjects in their course at no more than two attempts.

Key subjects for the Bachelor of Social Work are as follows:

HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS200 Social Work Theory & Practice1
HCS202 Theory and Practice 2
HCS300 Theory and Practice 3
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points)
HCS400 Theory and Practice 4
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2
HCS406 Social Work & Human Rights
SPE401 Social Policy
SWK423 Ethics & Social Work Practices 

All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS103 Fields of Practice
SOC102 Social Inequality
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
JST204 Young People and Crime
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice

Year 3 - Session 2
SOC308 Community Analysis
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Year 4 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
[            ] Elective 1
PLUS (Honours* students only):       
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
[            ] Elective 2
PLUS (Honours* students only):
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services

Year 1- Session 2
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
HCS103 Fields of Practice

Year 2 – Session 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations

Year 2 - Session 2
JST204 Crime, Delinquency and Social Welfare
SOC102 Social Inequality

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 3 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

Year 5 – Session 1
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 5 - Session 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)
HCS310 Mental Health Practice

Year 6 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers

Year 6 - Session 2
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Year 7 – Session 1
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
[            ] Elective 1

Year 7 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
[            ] Elective 2

Year 8 – Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):              
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 8 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only
 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
JST204 Young People and Crime
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS103 Fields of Practice
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC102 Social Inequality
[            ] Elective 1

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
[            ] Elective 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 5 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 5 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 5 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 5 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 - Session 2
JST204 Crime, Delinquency and Social Welfare
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Year 3 – Session 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL118 Human Services Organisations

Year 3 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
HCS103 Fields of Practice

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 4 - Session 2
SOC102 Social Inequality
[            ] Elective 1

Year 5 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services

Year 5 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
SOC308 Community Analysis

Year 6 – Session 1
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice

Year 6 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Year 7 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 7 - Session 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)
[            ] Elective 2

Year 8 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services

Year 8 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights

Year 9 – Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 9 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete) 
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 9 – Session 1
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 9 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only
 

Students who enter the course with credit from a relevant 2-year social welfare related diploma follow the preferred pattern below. 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
HCS204 Research Methods
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 1 - Session 2
IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC308 Community Analysis
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


(Students with credit for relevant 2-year social welfare-related diploma studies)

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 1 - Session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Year 2 - Session 2
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC308 Community Analysis

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
H CS221 Law for the Human Services

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice

Year 4 – Session 1
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 5 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers

Year 5 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice

Year 6 – Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 6 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only
 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) full-time:


(Students with credit for relevant 2-year social welfare-related diploma studies)

SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)
IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice

Year 4 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 4 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) part-time:


(Students with credit for relevant 2-year social welfare-related diploma studies)

SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 2
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

Year 2 – Session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare OR PSY216 Psychology of Ageing

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Year 3 - Session 2
SOC308 Community Analysis
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice

Year 5 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Year 5 - Session 2
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers

Year 6 – Session 1
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 6 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 7 – Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 7 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 7 – Session 1
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 7 - Session 2
(Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only 
 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Integrated degree  full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Integrated degree  full-time:


In the integrated degree, students must be concurrently enrolled with an affiliated institution in a course that will lead to completion of a Diploma of Community Services.

Forward Credit will be given for the following subjects (converted to Transfer Credit on completion of Diploma):
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL118 Human Services Organisations
2 unspecified elective subjects


SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS102 Communication and Human Services
TAFE Studies (3 CSU subjects equivalent)

Year 1 - Session 2
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
TAFE Studies (2 CSU subjects equivalent)

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Cross Cultural Competencies
TAFE Studies (2 CSU subjects equivalent)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology OR PSY216 Psychology of Aging
IKC101 Indigenous Culture, Histories and Realities
TAFE Studies (1 CSU subject equivalent)

[Students may exit at the end of Year 2 with the TAFE-awarded Diploma of Community Services Work]

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Services Workers
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Practice in Human Services
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
SOC308 Community Analysis
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete) 
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Advanced / Graduate Entry  full-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Advanced / Graduate Entry  full-time:


Students must have a three-year degree or its equivalent, or have successfully completed two-thirds of a recognised degree with successful completion of at least 16 session-length subjects including two session-length subjects in developmental psychology (or equivalent),

PLUS

one session-length subject in each of the following areas:
• Sociology
• Australian Government and politics and/or welfare politics, social policy and social philosophy, or Australian economic and social history
• Research methods 

PLUS

12 other relevant session-length subjects.

Transfer Credit
POL01C Social Work Politics Studies
PSY01C Social Work Psychology Studies
SOC01C Social Work Sociology Studies
WEL01C Research Methods
SWK02C Social Work Prelim Studies (96 points)
Maximum total credit: 128 points

If a student’s prior study does not meet the above requirements, additional subjects may need to be studied prior to entering the course, OR (with the Course Director’s approval) studied alongside the course; credit will be adjusted accordingly.

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
WEL218 Cross cultural competencies
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Realities
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS303 Social work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 2 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.
 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time
:

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 1 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Realities

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS221 Law for the Human Services 2
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HCS303 Social work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers

Year 3 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights

Year 4 – Session 1
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

* NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only.


BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (HONOURS) Advanced / Graduate Entry part-time:


SESSION 2 (July) commencement –

Year 1 – Session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
LAW221 Law for the Human Services

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
HCS310 Mental Health Practice

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 – Mezzo level Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (commence)

Year 3 - Session 2
SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16 points) (complete)

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PLUS (Honours* students only):      
HCS408 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points) (complete)

Year 5 – Session 1
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (commence)

Year 5 - Session 2
HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16 points) (complete)

OR

Year 5 – Session 1
SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16 points)

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees. Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

TAFE scholarship

CSU has developed a scholarship program specifically for TAFE students to help out with the cost of studying. Called the CSU 'TAFE to University' scholarship program, each scholarship is worth $2,500 cash.

More about Scholarships

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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