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Duration

1.5 year full-time, 3 years part-time
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of ATAR-related and other adjustment factors 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

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

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

This degree prepares you to analyse, plan and implement social policies to enhance the quality of the human services field you work in, enabling you to demonstrate critical, analytical and reflective management skills. You will gain a high-level understanding of contemporary issues, challenges and future directions.

Choice of research or coursework

CSU gives you the option to complete your degree by research or coursework. In the research strand, you'll develop specific skills in research and evaluation by completing core subjects and a research dissertation in an area of interest or relevance to your workplace. If you choose the coursework strand, you will take a selection of core and elective subjects to augment your professional skills in human services.

Management and Policy specialisation

In addition to the research and coursework options, this degree offers a specialisation in Management and Policy, including subjects in human resource management, management theory and practice, and public sector management.

Flexible online study

If it's flexibility you're looking for, CSU has study options to suit you. Choose from full-time and part-time offerings to complement your work and family commitments. Part-time study allows you to implement the knowledge you are gaining at your workplace immediately.

Support at every step

CSU is a well-established provider of human service education, and our academic staff are highly experienced in social welfare practice. From day one of your enrolment, you will benefit from personal contact and support for your learning needs.

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

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 may have a residential school component:

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.

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Career opportunities

Whether you are seeking a qualification to formalise and extend your current skill set and experience, or you are a professional practitioner on a leadership trajectory, CSU's Master of Human Service will give you an edge in a dynamic and competitive job market. Your degree will give you the capacity to make change happen.

Whether you are seeking a qualification to formalise and extend your current skill set and experience, or you are a professional practitioner on a leadership trajectory, CSU's Master of Human Service will give you an edge in a dynamic and competitive job market. Your degree will give you the capacity to make change happen.

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 Offer – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the 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, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the 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 of 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.

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

More about Credit

Completion (within the last 10 years) of subjects at Postgraduate Degree level, or equivalent, at a recognised tertiary institution may be eligible for credit points. Students can get up to a maximum of six (6) subjects or 48 points awarded towards this degree. Applications to be submitted through appropriate channels and supported by official transcripts, all credit applications will be considered by the Course Director.

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Master of Human Service

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Master of Human Service specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

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Depending on citizenship and residency requirements, you may also be eligible to defer CSP and Fee Paying fees through the HELP open_in_new 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)

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

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

MASTER OF HUMAN SERVICE (generic and with specialisation)
To graduate with the Master of Human Service (generic), students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, choosing either the Coursework or Research/Dissertation strand.

Coursework strand
This strand is for students who wish to enhance their professional skills in the human services area, and consists of:

Core subjects (5 subjects / 64 points)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
HCS531 Leading Service Development in Human Service Organisations (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

PLUS 4 restricted electives (32 points) from the list below.

Research/dissertation strand
This strand is specifically for those students who wish to learn specific skills for research and evaluation and consists of:

Core subjects (5 subjects / 64 points)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
HCS531 Leading Service Development in Human Service Organisations (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Compulsory subjects (2 subjects / 24 points)
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points)
WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject

PLUS 1 restricted elective from the list below.


MASTER OF HUMAN SERVICES (MANAGEMENT AND POLICY) specialisation
To graduate with the Master of Human Services (Management and Policy), students must satisfactorily complete 96 points made up of the following:

Core subjects (5 subjects / 64 points)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
HCS531 Leading Service Development in Human Service Organisations (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Compulsory subjects (3 subjects / 24 points)
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT501 Contemporary Management
PAD591 Public Sector Management

PLUS 1 restricted elective from the list below.


RESTRICTED ELECTIVES
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing bodies, ageing minds
GER404 Ageing & Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication
GER501 Contemporary  Issues in Gerontology
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS510 Social Work Practice in Mental Health
HCS513 Understanding Children
HRM502 Human Resource Management
LAW531 Law for the Human Services
MGT501 Contemporary Management
PAD591 Public Sector Management
SWK414 International Social Development
WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
WEL418 Case Management
WEL420 Working in Child Protection
WEL426 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches and Disaster Recovery
WEL427 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Human Services
WEL428 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches to Global Governance and Policy
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Service Workers

PART-TIME:

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Coursework Strand

Year 1 - Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
2 Restricted Electives

Year 3 - Session 1
2 Restricted Electives

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)
 

Research/Dissertation Strand

Year 1 - Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject

Year 3 - Session 2
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (complete)
Restricted Elective
 

Management and Policy Specialisation

Year 1 – Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 1 – Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Interventions
SWK504 Human Service Research Methods

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS521 Practice Leadership in Human Services (16 points)

Year 2 – Session 2
MGT501 Contemporary Management
PAD591 Public Sector Management

Year 3 – Session 1
HRM502 Human Resource Management
Restricted Elective

Year 3 – Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)


SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Coursework Strand

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
2 Restricted Electives

Year 3 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)

Year 4 - Session 1
2 Restricted Electives
 

Research/Dissertation Strand

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject

Year 3 - Session 2
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (complete)
Restricted Elective

Year 4 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)


Management and Policy Specialisation

Year 1 – Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Interventions
SWK504 Human Service Research Methods

Year 2 – Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 2 – Session 2
MGT501 Contemporary Management
PAD591 Public Sector Management

Year 3 – Session 1
HCS521 Practice Leadership in Human Services (16 points)

Year 3 – Session 2
HRM502 Human Resource Management
Restricted Elective

Year 4 – Session 1
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)


FULL-TIME:

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Coursework Strand

Year 1 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
4 Restricted Electives
Research/Dissertation Strand

Year 1 - Session 1
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (commence)
WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (complete)
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
Restricted Elective


Management and Policy Specialisation
No full-time study option for this specialisation is available to students commencing in Session 1 due to subject availability.

SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Coursework Strand

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods
2 Restricted Electives

Year 2 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)
2 Restricted Electives
 

Research/Dissertation Strand

Year 1 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK 504 Human Services Research Methods
WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject
Restricted Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 points)
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (commence)

Year 2 - Session 2
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points) (complete)


Management and Policy Specialisation

Year 1 – Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16 points)
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2 – Session 1
HCS521 Practice Leadership in Human Services (16 points)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy and Planning (16 points)

Year 2 – Session 2
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT501 Contemporary Management
PAD591 Public Sector Management
Restricted Elective

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.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

The Master of Human Service students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Additional Graduation Requirements

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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 normally 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.

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

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

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

Important dates

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

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

Important dates

Apply direct to CSU

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

Important dates

30 May 2018
2018 Session 2 Late Application date

29 Jun 2018
2018 Session 2 Extended Application date

6 Jul 2018
2018 Session 2 Final Application closing date

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.

Other courses to consider

Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice)

Bachelor of Social Science (Gerontology and Healthy Ageing)

Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare)

Master of Ethics and Legal Studies (with specialisations)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Legal Studies

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Graduate Diploma of Ethics and Legal Studies (with specialisation...

Master of Gerontology

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