Charles Sturt University
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This Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) online course provides industry-recognised training in community services and social work.
The course has been specially designed for graduates of Australian TAFEs and other RTOs who have completed a two-year full-time (or equivalent) diploma under the CHC08 Community Services Training Package approved in 2009, and the superseded CHC02 Community Services Training Package V3.
These courses include:
This course is ideal for those students who wish to meet the base grade qualification for employment within the human services sector, but who do not desire membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASA).
Applicants must demonstrate their likelihood of success through successful completion of a two-year full-time (or equivalent) Diploma of Community Welfare or similar. Other attainments or experience may be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
In this Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) course, the subjects you will study include:
These core subjects:
Restricted electives (choose one):
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) from Charles Sturt University.
With the knowledge and training obtained from completing this degree, you will be qualified for a range of social services roles in government departments, advocacy and charity groups and private agencies.
Prospective fields of practice include child and adolescent welfare, family support, aged and disability care, labour market and retraining programs, community and mental health services, migrant support, neighbourhood and local government services, drug, alcohol and gambling rehabilitation and youth justice programs.
Wondering where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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