CSU Bachelor of Social Work

CSU Bachelor of Social Work will teach you how to make a real difference in the world by addressing social injustices in your community and beyond.

Bachelor of Social Work CSU

It is a practical and highly respected program that equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle important social issues on local, national, and global scales. If you are enthusiastic about making the world a better place, this course is an excellent choice.

Bachelor of Social Work CSU

By becoming a qualified social worker, you will have the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people from all backgrounds and occupations. It is a path to create positive change and improve the overall welfare of society.

In the Charles Sturt University program, you can learn to help people in your community. Whether you study online or in a classroom, you will gain the skills to support individuals, families, and groups to make their lives better.

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Entry Requirements

  • PTE Academic: At least 65 overall and 65 in each of the four skills.
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum overall score of 94, comprising 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
  • IELTS (academic module): with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components.
  • OET: with a minimum score of Bs in each of the four components.

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Fees


CSU Bachelor of Social Work Duration

4 years

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Intakes

February, July

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Locations

  • Albury-Wodonga Campus
  • Bathurst Campus
  • Port Macquarie Campus
  • Wagga Wagga Campus

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Prior Learning

  • Specific Subjects: If you have already completed subjects that are equivalent to those in the Bachelor of Social Work curriculum, you may receive credit for those subjects.
  • Proficiency: If you can demonstrate an elevated level of proficiency in a particular subject, you may be granted credit.
  • Subject Points: Accumulated subject points from previous studies can also contribute to your eligibility for credit.
  • Future Study Plans: In some cases, you may receive credit for subjects you intend to complete in the future, particularly if they align with the program's requirements.

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Outcomes

Case manager, Community development officer, Health and community services, Officer, Individual and family counselor.

Bachelor of Social Work CSU Unit Information

First Nations Foundations: Knowing, Relating and Understanding Country IKC101

In this class, we learn about Indigenous Australian people and their unique experiences. We also talk about how things that happened a long time ago and things happening now can affect their lives. We look at lots of different things like their culture, history, and how they live today. We also learn about how Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians interact and how they can work together better.

Law for the Human Services 2 HCS221

In this class, we have a distinct way of learning. We use various parts, like building blocks, to create our own learning program. This program is all about what we want to learn in our specific area of work, like human services. We use technology, like computers, to help us learn. And we like to solve real-life problems to understand things better.

Human Services Organizations WEL118

In this subject, we are going to learn about various kinds of organizations that help people in Australia. These organizations are called human service organizations (HSOs). We will find out how things like society, money, and rules affect how these organizations work. And we will see that there are many diverse types of HSOs that help people in diverse ways.

Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services PSY111

In this class, we will discover the fascinating world of psychology. It is all about understanding how our minds work and why people behave the way they do. We will explore various aspects of psychology like how we learn, how we grow and change, how we interact with others, and even how our personality is formed.

Child and Adolescent Psychology PSY113

In this class, we are going to delve into the fascinating world of child and adolescent development. We will explore how kids and teenagers grow both socially and emotionally. We will tackle some intriguing questions, like how children develop an understanding of other people's thoughts and feelings, or how they learn about things like shame.

Understanding the Social World SOC101

In this subject, we will explore how our society works and how people live and interact within it. Sociology is like being a detective, where we investigate and study various aspects of society to better understand how it all functions. We will dive into different social phenomena, trends, and issues to gain knowledge and insight into our social world.

Communication and Human Services HCS102

This subject is all about learning how to communicate effectively in the field of Human Services. Whether you are new to university or need some extra guidance in communication for this profession, we will help you get the hang of it. You will learn the ropes of communicating professionally in the Human Services world.

Introduction to Human Services HCS111

In this subject, we will dive into the world of human services in Australia. You will learn about the history, current issues, and the context in which welfare is provided. We will also explore what it means to work in professional human services and discuss the challenges related to poverty and social exclusion within different areas of professional practice.

Fields of Practice HCS103

In this subject, you will get to know the world of social work and the broader human services sector. We will also give you a glimpse into various areas where social work is practiced. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to think critically about critical issues in different social work practice contexts.

Social Work Theory and Practice 1 Foundations of Practice HCS200

In this subject, we will delve into the foundations of social work theory and practice. You will learn about the history and evolution of the profession, the ethical principles and core values that guide social work, various models of helping, and essential communication skills used in social work practice. It is the first step in building a strong understanding of social work as a profession.

Research Methods HCS204

In this subject, you will dive into research strategies in the Human Services field. You will learn how to interpret research findings and even conduct research yourself. We will explore different research methods, both qualitative and quantitative. This knowledge will be valuable in your future practice, as you might need to conduct research or oversee research projects in your role.

Social Work Theory and Practice 3 - Mezzo Level Practice HCS300

In this subject, we learn how to help groups and communities with their problems. We also learn how to work better in organizations. It is like being a helpful analytical person for diverse groups of people.

Mental Health HCS310

In this subject, we learn about mental health and how to help people who have mental health issues. We look at diverse ways to understand these problems, like biology, psychology, and society. We also learn how to prevent and treat mental disorders.

Welfare Practice with Children, Young People, and their Carers HCS321

In this subject, we learn how to help children and young people who are going through tough times. We look at how tricky situations can affect their well being in areas like school, health, safety, and justice. We learn how to use what we know about how kids grow and develop, along with social work skills, to help them and their families.

Social Work Theory and Practice 4 - Macro Practice and Professional Identity HCS400

In this subject, we bring together everything we have learned in social work. We use our knowledge and skills to create positive changes in the systems that affect people's lives, whether it is on an individual, community, or even a societal level. We also learn about the power of social action and social movements to make the world a better place.

Social Work and Human Rights HCS406

In this subject, we will learn about human rights and how they apply to the work we do in the human services field. We will explore the history and theories of human rights, and we will also study the people and movements that have fought for human rights. This knowledge will help us work in a way that respects human rights, promotes fairness, and fights against discrimination and oppression.

Ethics and Social Work Practice SWK423

In this subject, we will delve into ethics and how they relate to our professional practice in social work. We will explore different ethical theories and principles and see how they apply to our work.

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