Charles Sturt University
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4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
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If you're looking to launch your career as a fully qualified social worker, and want to advocate for and support vulnerable individuals, there's no better place to get trained than with Charles Sturt University.
CSU is one of the leading providers of social work in Australia, and this online Bachelor of Social Work course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to launch your new career. The program lays a solid foundation of skills for you, with subjects covering a range of different specialisations including child protection, disability, rehabilitation, family services and mental health.
The course has also been approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), meaning that upon graduation you'll be eligible to apply for full accreditation with AASW. As a part of the course work, students will be required to attend four one-week sessions at the residential school based on CSU's Wagga Wagga campus.
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To be eligible to apply for this course, you must meet one of the following criteria:
Residential School Requirements
This courses may include a residential school component where you will attend a Charles Sturt University campus during certain sessions throughout your course.
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.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Social Work from Charles Sturt University.
Graduates of this course will have the skills and necessary qualifications to work as a social worker across a variety of settings including hospitals, social welfare agencies, and community initiatives. You may also find work in:
Wondering where a career in social work 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 also 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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