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If you are passionately committed to the pursuit of social justice and human rights, consider CSU’s Bachelor of Social Work as the foundation of your career.

CSU's Bachelor of Social Work equips you with the knowledge and skill set to make a valuable contribution in social welfare and social work agencies, whether in rural areas, metropolitan settings or overseas. In your bid to improve quality of life for individuals and communities, you may also work in a policy area, research or lobbying, breaking down inequities and helping shape our society into the future.

At CSU, there are several pathways to gaining a social work degree. The pathway you take depends on where and how you want to study, as well as your educational background.

  • Why study this course?

    • Launch a lifelong career in an internationally recognised profession - CSU’s Bachelor of Social Work has full accreditation with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), meaning your qualification will be recognised throughout Australia. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
    • Our 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
    • Gain authentic experience - you will develop strong practical skills and hands-on learning through 1,000 hours of placement, offering you unique opportunities to observe, question and model social work behaviour
    • Broaden your horizons overseas - embark on a two-week social work tour or undertake a longer exchange program in a country such as India, South Korea, Samoa or Indonesia  
    • Leading educators in social work - whether you’re attending a campus or studying online, you can be assured of quality learning support and personal contact from dedicated staff with extensive industry experience.
    What will I study?

    You will learn about people, communities, groups, social structures, how to think and communicate, and how to respond to need and opportunity. 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.

    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.

    At CSU, there are several pathways to gaining a social work degree. The course can be completed on campus as part of an integrated program with TAFE NSW Western Institute at Dubbo in the central west of New South Wales and TAFE NSW North Coast Institute at Port Macquarie. It is also offered as a TAFE articulated program with TAFE NSW North Coast Institute for students who have completed the TAFE Diploma of Community Services Work.

    Articulated program at Port Macquarie

    TAFE North CoastCSU has developed an articulated program with TAFE NSW North Coast Institute for students who wish to complete the Bachelor of Social Work. Articulated programs, which enable students to study and complete qualifications at TAFE first and then go on to complete their CSU study, are suited to current and graduate TAFE students, school leavers, those interested in changing careers, or those who work in the industry but have limited formal qualifications.

    If you hold a completed Diploma of Community Services Work, you will receive credit for your prior study towards the Bachelor of Social Work.

    You will then complete a further twelve 8 point subjects and six 16 point subjects to graduate with the Bachelor of Social Work. The course can be completed in six years of part-time study, or you may be able to study full-time in years three and four to fast-track degree completion.

    Integrated program at Port Macquarie

    TAFE North CoastCSU at Port Macquarie offers an integrated program in social work, with a co-enrolment with TAFE NSW North Coast Institute, enabling you to graduate with a number of recognised qualifications. The Bachelor of Social Work integrated program is designed to enable you to complete TAFE and University study at the same time. Graduates of this course will receive Certificate IV in Community Services Work and the Diploma of Community Services Work in addition to their degree.

    Integrated programs allow students to study at TAFE and CSU at the same time, and are typically suited to school leavers, those interested in changing careers, or those who work in the industry but have limited formal study.

    During the first year of the course, you will complete Certificate IV in Community Services Work through North Coast TAFE, as well as beginning the CSU component of the course.

    You will build on this to complete the Diploma of Community Services Work in your second year of study. In the third and fourth years, all study is completed through CSU.

    Students will complete the CSU components of this course on campus at CSU's Port Macquarie Campus, and the TAFE components at North Coast TAFE in Port Macquarie, Taree or Kempsey.

    TAFE-specific scholarships are available for students in this course.

    If you already have a relevant TAFE qualification, consider the articulated program.

    Integrated program at Dubbo

    TAFE WesternCSU's Bachelor of Social Work offered through the Dubbo Campus is a co-enrolment with TAFE NSW Western Institute, which will provide graduates with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare agencies. This course includes practical experience through workplace learning.

  • Career opportunities

    Career prospects for social workers are excellent, and employment opportunities abound throughout Australia and overseas. As a CSU social work graduate, you will be in high demand and could find employment in areas such as:

    • individual and group social counselling
    • case management
    • social administration and policy formation
    • social action and program planning
    • family work and rehabilitation
    • health, community services and corrections
    • disability advocacy
    • legal aid
    • research.
    There are a wide range of employers, from welfare agencies and hospitals to local councils and government departments. You could work with individuals or assist a particular community group, such as children, older people, Indigenous people, migrants or refugees, or those affected by domestic violence, drug abuse or mental illness.

    A growing number of social work graduates offer clinical services, education and consultation on a fee-for-service basis. You could also advance your career through postgraduate study or a higher degree by research.

  • Professional recognition

    AASWThis 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.

  • Credit and pathways

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

    More about Credit

     

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

    Successful completion of one of the following two-year Diploma course (or similar):
    • 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)
    SOC102 Social Inequality (8pts)
    JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare (8pts)
    PHL101 Applied Ethics (8pts)
    XYZ04C Four (4) unspecified elective subjects (32pts)

     

    • 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.

    When evidence of enrolment is provided students will be granted Forward Credit (FCR) of 64 points as below:

    HCS103 Fields of Practice (8pts)
    SOC102 Social Inequality (8pts)
    JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare (8pts)
    PHL101 Applied Ethics (8pts)
    XYZ04C Four (4) unspecified elective subjects (32pts)

    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 and be enrolled with an affiliated institution.

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

    HCS103 Fields of Practice (8pts)
    SOC102 Social Inequality (8pts)
    JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare (8pts)
    PHL101 Applied Ethics (8pts)
    XYZ04C Four (4) unspecified elective subjects (32pts)

     

    • 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 including the successful completion of at least 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

    Subject requirements that are not met in these prerequisites, and where credit can be reduced to allow completion of the appropriate subjects within the degree, students will need to satisfactorily complete the subjects prior to entering this degree.

  • Workplace learning

    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

  • Subjects
    Honours program

    Students may apply to enter the Honours program on completion of the third year (full-time equivalent) of the Bachelor of Social Work and have demonstrated both academic and practice competence. Students should have completed 56 subject points towards the degree at a Credit average, or grade point average (GPA) of 5 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.

    In addition to the pass program, students in the Honours program complete a thesis of 16 points (SWK430 Social Work Honours Project / Dissertation) in the final year of the program.

    The student may 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

    Course structure

    The course consists of 30 subjects for the Pass degree (256 points) and 31 subjects including one 16 point Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (272 points) for the Honours degree.

    Pass Degree Subjects:

    Foundation:

    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
    JST204 Crime Delinquency & Social Welfare
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    PHL 101 Applied Ethics
    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
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice #
     

    Social Work Theory and Practice 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 #
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
     

    Social Policy/Politics/Economics

    SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice #

    Field Education:

    There are 1000 hours of field education in this degree. This meets the requirement set by AASW. Field education helps students to develop and consolidate practice skills under the supervision of a qualified social worker. It provides opportunities to observe, question and model social work behaviour. Each placement is integrated with subjects covering social work theory and practice.

    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) #
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) # or, with prior approval of Course Director, SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16)

    Residential School

    Please note that the following subjects have a five-day residential school component held at Wagga Wagga Campus
    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 - Foundations of Practice
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 - Micro Practice
    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 - Mezzo Level Practice
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4- Macro Practice and Professional Identity

    Restricted Electives

    GER102 Gerontology Theory & Research
    GER204 Ageing and Professional Practice
    HCS205 Child Abuse & Child Protection
    HST310 Drugs & Alcohol: Historical Perspective
    LES101 Introduction to Leisure & Health
    LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
    LES110 Foundation of Leisure Activity
    LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issue
    LES302 Leisure and Social Relations
    POL205 Political Ideas
    SOC108 Sociology of Health & Health Care
    SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
    SOC218 Policy Power & Social Action
    SOC226 Rural Sociology
    SOC302 Environment and Society
    SWK414 International Social Development
    WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour
    WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
    WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
    WEL229 Introduction to Addiction Studies
    WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
    WEL418 Case Management
    WEL425 Addiction - clinical practice in human services

    Suitable elective subjects from outside this degree may be approved by the Course Director.

    Additional Honours component

    HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16)

    In addition to the pass program, students in the Honours program complete a dissertation of 16 points in the final year of the program. Honours students may 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
    • Children and Families
    • Community Work
    • Corrections
    • Disability
    • Drug and Alcohol
    • Hospital Social Work
    • Ideology and Social Work
    • Mental Health
    • Rural Issues
    • Rural Service Delivery
    • Social Policy and Administration
    • Women's Issues
    • Social Work Theory and Practice

     

     # Key Subjects

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

     

    Enrolment pattern

    Enrolment Patterns


    BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK- general degree


    Full-time - SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    PHL101 Applied Ethics
    Session 2
    HCS103 Fields of Practice
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    IKC 101 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
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
    JST204 Young People and Crime
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare

    Year 3
    Session 1

    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    [            ]Elective 1
    Session 2
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    [            ] Elective 2

    Year 4
    Session 1

    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
    [            ] Elective 3
    [            ] Elective 4
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
            Honours
                 ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

     

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


    Bachelor of Social Work  - general degree

    Part-time - SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    Session 2
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    HCS103 Fields of Practice

    Year 2
    Session 1
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    PHL101 Applied Ethics
    Session 2
    JST204 Crime, Delinquency and Social Welfare
    SOC102 Social Inequality

    Year 3
    Session 1

    HCS204 Research Methods
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    Session 2
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

    Year 5
    Session 1

    [            ] Elective 1
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (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
    Session 2
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    [           ] Elective 2

    Year 7
    Session 1

    [            ] Elective 3
    [            ] Elective 4
    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice

    Year 8
    Session 1

    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
           Honours
                ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
            Honours
                ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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

     

    Bachelor of Social Work - general degree

    Full-time - SESSION 2 intake

    Year 1
    Session 2

    IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
    JST204 Young People and Crime
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

    Year 2
    Session 1
    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    PHL101 Applied Ethics
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    Session 2
    HCS103 Fields of Practice
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare
    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
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    [            ] Elective 2

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    [            ] Elective 3
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)

    Year 5
    Session 1

    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    [            ] Elective 4
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2 #
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

    OR, with prior approval from the Course Director,

    Year 5
    Session 1

    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    [            ] Elective 4
    SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16)

    # This Session’s study load does not constitute a fulltime study load

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

     

    Bachelor of Social Work  - general degree

    Part-time - SESSION 2 intake
    Year 1
    Session 2

    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

    Year 2
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    Session 2
    JST204 Crime, Delinquency and Social Welfare
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Year 3
    Session 1

    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    PHL101 Applied Ethics
    Session 2
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
    HCS103 Fields of Practice

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS204 Research Methods
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    Session 2
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    [            ] Elective 1

    Year 5
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services
    Session 2
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    SOC308 Community Analysis

    Year 6
    Session 1

    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    [           ] Elective 2
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    [            ] Elective 3

    Year 7
    Session 1

    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)

    Year 8
    Session 1

    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    [            ] Elective 4
    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) (Commence)
            Honours
                 ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)


    OR, with prior approval from the Course Director,

    Year 9
    Session 1

    SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16)

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

     

    BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK - Credit for relevant 2-year social welfare related Diploma studies

    Transfer Credit
    HCS103 Fields of Practice
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare
    PHL101 Applied Ethics
    Four (4) Unspecified elective subjects

    Full-time SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    HCS204 Research Methods
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    Session 2
    IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

    Year 2
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare

    Year 3
    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) (Commence)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)

    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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

     

    Bachelor of Social Work  - Credit for relevant 2-year social welfare related Diploma studies

    Part-time - SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    Session 2
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Year 2
    Session 1

    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    HCS204 Research Methods
    Session 2
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

    Year 3
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services
    Session 2
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice

    Year 5
    Session 1

    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    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) (Commence)
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

            Honours
                 ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)

    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights

             Honours
                 ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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

    Bachelor of Social Work - Credit for relevant 2-year social welfare related Diploma studies

    Full-time - SESSION 2 intake

    Year 1
    Session 2

    IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

    Year 2
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    LAW221 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) (Complete)


    Year 3
    Session 1

    HCS204 Research Methods
    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    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

    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

    OR, with prior approval from the Course Director,

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16)
     
    ** NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only

     

    Bachelor of Social Work - Credit for relevant 2-year social welfare related Diploma studies

    Part-time - SESSION 2 intake

    Year 1
    Session 2

    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
    Year 2
    Session 1
    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    Session 2
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Year 3
    Session 1

    HCS204 Research Methods
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    Session 2
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
    SOC308 Community Analysis

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers

    Year 5
    Session 1

    HCS300 Social Work Theory and Practice 3 –Mezzo level Practice
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    Session 2
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights

    Year 6
    Session 1

    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)

    Year 7
    Session 1

    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

    OR, with prior approval from the Course Director,

    Year 7
    Session 1

    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
    SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16)
     
    ** NOTE: Enrolment in the Honours strand is by invitation only 

     

    BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK - 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
    ##
    HCS103 Fields of Practice
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare
    PHL101 Applied Philosophy
    Four (4) Unspecified elective subjects

    ## Converted to transfer credit on completion of Diploma.

    Full-time - SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1
    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    TAFE Studies (3 CSU subjects equivalent)
    Session 2
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    TAFE Studies (2 CSU subjects equivalent)

    Year 2
    Session 1
    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    TAFE Studies (2 CSU subjects equivalent)
    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
    WEL218 Cross Cultural Competencies
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)

    Year 4
    Session 1

    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
            Honours
                 ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    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) (Complete) 
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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

     

    BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK - Articulated degree

    Students must have completed a Diploma of Community Services and be enrolled with an affiliated institution.


    Transfer Credit
    HCS103 Fields of Practice
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    JST204 Crime Justice and Social Welfare
    PHL101 Applied Philosophy
    Four (4) Unspecified elective subjects


    Full-time - SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS102 Communication and Human Services
    HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
    HCS204 Research Methods
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    Session 2
    IKC 101 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Contemporary Realities
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SOC308 Community Analysis
    SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

    Year 2
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2 – Micro Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    PSY216 Psychology of Ageing or PSY113 Child and Adolescent Welfare

    Year 3
    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) (Commence)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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

     

    BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK - Advanced/Graduate Entry
     

    Students must have a three-year degree or its equivalent or have successfully completed two-thirds of a recognised degree including the successful completion of at least:
    - Two session length subjects in the following area:
    • Developmental psychology (or equivalent)
    and
    - 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 AND the successful completion of 11 other relevant session-length subjects.

    Transfer Credit
    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
    Subject requirements that are not met in these prerequisites, and where credit can be reduced to allow completion of the appropriate subjects within the degree, students will need to satisfactorily complete the subjects prior to entering this degree.


    Bachelor of Social Work –Graduate/Advanced Entry

    Full-time - SESSION 1 intake
    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    WEL218 Cross cultural competencies
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    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) (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) (Commence)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    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) (Complete)
            Honours
                 ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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


    Bachelor of Social Work –Graduate/Advanced Entry

    Part-time - SESSION 1 intake

    Year 1
    Session 1

    HCS200 Social Work Theory and Practice 1 – Foundations of Practice
    WEL218 Cross cultural competencies
    Session 2
    HCS202 Social Work Theory and Practice 2
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Realities

    Year 2
    Session 1

    LAW221 Law for the Human Services 2
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    HCS303 Social work Field Education 1 (16) (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
    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) (Commence)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity (8 points)
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

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

    Bachelor of Social Work –Graduate/Advanced Entry

    Part-time - SESSION 2 intake

    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
    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) (Commence)
    Session 2
    SWK423 Ethics and Social Work Practice
    HCS303 Social Work Field Education 1 (16) (Complete)

    Year 4
    Session 1

    HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
    SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS400 Social Work Theory and Practice 4 – Macro Practice and Professional Identity
    HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
            Honours
                  ** HCS408 Social Work Honours Project/Dissertation (16) (Complete)

    Year 5
    Session 1

    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Commence)
    Session 2
    HCS402 Social Work Field Education 2 (16) (Complete)

    OR, with prior approval from the Course Director,
     

    Year 5
    Session 1

    SWK424 Social Work Field Education 2A (16)

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects have a residential school component:

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

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

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    6500

    Admission to the program will be through one of the following pathways:

    • The UAC ATAR 70.00 (65.00 if eligible for regional bonus) and VTAC systems or the University Admissions Office. Some students may be admitted through the Koori Admission program or other Indigenous University preparation programs.

    For those students entering from secondary school it is assumed that any one 2 unit subject in English has been successfully completed in the Higher School Certificate.

     

    • Successful completion of one  of the following two-year Diploma course (or similar):

    • 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.

     

    • 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 including the successful completion of at least 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

    • 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.

     

    • Integrated

    Students must be concurrently enrolled with an affiliated institution in a course that will lead to completion of a Diploma of Community Services.

     

    • Articulated

    Students must have completed a Diploma of Community Services Work and be enrolled with an affiliated institution.

     

    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.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

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

  • Scholarships
    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

  • Course details

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

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaCGSYYNEASX
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNIASB
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAPI
    UACOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYNN211904
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAPM
    DirectOn CampusDubboCGSYNNKASX
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJASW
    UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNN211900
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaFPOSYNNIASW
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYNNKASY

    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

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

  • How to apply
    TAFE Integrated program Dubbo

    To apply for this course, you will first need to contact TAFE Western.

    After enrolling in the Diploma of Community Welfare Work with TAFE NSW Western Institute you will need to complete a CSU Application for Admission form 260KB [PDF] for the Bachelor of Social Work . Western Institute staff can show you how to complete this.

    Once you have completed the CSU application form, you then need to hand this back to Western Institute staff who will process this through CSU on your behalf.

    TAFE Integrated program Port Macquarie

    To apply for this course, you will need to apply at BOTH CSU and North Coast TAFE.

    Complete the TAFE enrolment form online, and Apply through UAC using the admission code '211900' or apply direct to CSU (if you are not a school leaver) for the CSU component.

    For more information, contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 or North Coast TAFE on 1300 62 82 33.

    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

    Apply through UAC

    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    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

    CRICOS Code(s)

    025159D (Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie)

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    CSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides a supportive environment that builds authentic relationships, promotes critical thinking and encourages students to achieve their full potential. The School has more than 60 academic staff with specialisations in areas such as English, history, human services, justice studies, philosophy, politics, social work and sociology. Based on the Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga campuses, the School offers a diverse environment, producing high quality research that makes a significant contribution to policy and practice.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS013 - Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences
    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study
    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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