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Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

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Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

The Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare is designed for human service practitioners and promotes the ability to display a child centred approach to all practice and policy that deals with children and adolescents. To exercise critical judgement on behalf of the child in relation to options and alternatives in the care of children and adolescents. To critically evaluate policies in relation to the needs of children and adolescents, use research evidence to inform both practice and policy in relation to children and adolescents and to demonstrate an appreciation of ethical practice and skills of team leadership in the context of child and adolescent welfare.

  • Award Names
  • Availability
  • Duration
  • Admission
  • Credit
  • Graduation
  • Course Structure
  • Enrolment Pattern
  • Workplace Learning
  • Residential School

The course includes the following awards:

Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare MChild&AdolesWelf

Course Study Modes and Locations

Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare (1715CA)

Distance Education - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal course duration

Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

Full-time 1.5 years (3.0 sessions)

Part-time 3.0 years (6.0 sessions)

Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent: FTE). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants should hold a relevant degree  from a university or college or the Graduate Certificate in Human Services (Child and Adolescent Welfare) and substantial experience, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Students may, upon application, be awarded credit for equivalent subjects completed at a master level up to a maximum of six subjects. Within this standard CSU credit limit of 50% credit in a master degree, students with experience in the field can gain credit for prior learning to a maximum of one subject. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate  of Human Services (Child and Adolescent Welfare) will be admitted to the Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare but without credit. The Graduate Certificate and substantial experience shall allow for admission to the Masters degree.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Course Structure

Core Subjects:

ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
HCS513 Understanding Children from Adversity
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods
LAW401 Legal Issue in Child and Adolescent Welfare

The Strands:

1. The Practice Strand

WEL418 Case Management
WEL423 Counselling Theory and Practice
HCS505 Social Work Professional Field Education 1 (16)
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16)
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
and
1 restricted elective

2. The Coursework Strand

HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16)
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL418 Case Management
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning (16)
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16)

3. The Research/Dissertation Strand

SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16)
WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16)
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL418 Case Management
and
1 restricted Elective

Restricted Electives

EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
HCS510 Social Work and Mental Health Practice
PHL502 Law Ethics and Human Rights
SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
SSC503 Rural Populations and Places
SWK414 International Social Development
WEL418 Case Management
WEL420 Working in Child Protection

Enrolment Pattern

Practice Strand

Year 1
Session 1 (30)

HCS513 Understanding Children from Adversity
LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare

Session 2 (60)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16)

Session 2 (60)
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL418 Case Management

Year 3
Session 1 (30)
WEL423 Counselling Theory and Practice
HCS505 Professional Field Education 1

Session 2 (60)
Elective
HCS505 Professional Field Education 1 (continued)

Coursework Strand

Year 1
Session 1 (30)

HCS513 Understanding Children from Adversity
LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare

Session 2 (60)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2
Session 1 (30)

HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16)

Session 2 (60)
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL418 Case Management

Year 3
Session 1 (30)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16)

Session 2 (60)
HCS531 Leading Human Service Development (16)

Research/Dissertation Strand
Year 1
Session 1 (30)
HCS513 Understanding Children from Adversity
LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare

Session 2 (60)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods

Year 2
Session 1 (30)
HCS521 Practice leadership in Human Services (16)

Year 2
Session 2 (60)
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities
WEL418 Case Management

Year 3
Session 1 (30)

WEL508 Social Policy Reading Subject
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16) (start)

Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective 2
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16) (finish)

Workplace learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component.

HCS505 Social Work Field Education 1

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may have a residential school component.

WEL423 Core counselling skills for human service roles

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU residential schools via the About Residential School page.

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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