Bachelor of Social Work overview

Humanities

Bachelor of Social Work overview

CSU's Bachelor of Social Work  provides graduates with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare and social work agencies in areas such as case management, individual family work, group and community work, child protection, aged, disability and rehabilitation, health, community services and corrections.

Depending on your study background, CSU offers a range of pathways to complete the Bachelor of Social Work.

  • Bachelor of Social Work [Dubbo] - TAFE integrated program

    tafe-western-logo.jpg CSU's Bachelor of Social Work offered through the Dubbo Campus is a co-enrolment with TAFE NSW Western Institute, providing graduates with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare agencies.

    A completed TAFE Diploma of Community Welfare Work (CHC507) will attract a credit for eight subjects (as per AASW guidelines). These subjects are: HCS103, HCS111, PSY111, SOC102, SPE101 and three electives. Credit for prior study will be individually determined. No credit will be given for certificate level or bridging programs.

    Students will be required to be enrolled at both CSU and TAFE NSW Western Institute. Interviews for suitability may be undertaken.

    This course is studied over four years full-time on campus at CSU and TAFE.

    More about the integrated program.

  • Bachelor of Social Work [Port Macquarie] - TAFE Articulated program

    North Coast TAFE logoCSU's Bachelor of Social Work in Port Macquarie provides practical and theoretical education in Social Work concepts, preparing you for a rewarding career working with people and solving social issues.

    CSU 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.

    Applicants to this course must hold a completed TAFE Diploma of Community Services Work at the time you commence your CSU study, and will apply direct to CSU for the Bachelor of Social Work using the 'Apply online' button in the online course information.

  • Bachelor of Social Work [Port Macquarie] - TAFE Integrated program

    North Coast TAFE logoThe TAFE integrated program is offered in collaboration with North Coast TAFE and will allow you to graduate with a range of recognised qualifications. Studying on campus at CSU and North Coast TAFE in Port Macquarie, you will complete the Certificate IV in Community Services Work and the Diploma of Community Services Work in addition to their degree.

    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.

    This pathway is suited to school leavers, people interested in changing careers, or people who already work in the industry but who have completed limited formal study.

    To apply for the TAFE integrated program, you must apply to both CSU and North Coast TAFE. You will apply for the CSU component of the course through UAC, and apply direct to North Coast TAFE for the TAFE component of the course.

    More about the integrated program.

  • Bachelor of Social Work [Wagga Wagga] - Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

    CSU's Bachelor of Social Work offered through the Wagga Wagga Campus provides graduates with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare and social work agencies in areas such as case management, individual family work, group and community work, child protection, aged, disability and rehabilitation, health, community services and corrections.

    This course can be studied on campus at CSU in Wagga Wagga over four years full-time or by distance education over eight years part-time. Students will gain valuable practical experience through workplace learning.

    Credit for prior study may be available and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    More about the program at Wagga Wagga Campus.

View the online course information