Doctor of Social Work

Charles Sturt University

The Doctor of Social Work is designed for professionals who wish to extend their levels of professional practice, explore theoretical and practice issues in the profession and acquire advanced research skills.

Research proficiency
Under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor, you will develop an advanced understanding of human service research methods, conduct an original research investigation and present your findings in a dissertation. You are invited to view the Social Work and Human Services research page where projects undertaken by our staff are detailed.

Outstanding reputation
CSU is a leading Australian provider of social work education whose academic staff draw on extensive industry experience and the latest research to inform their teaching. You will experience the benefits of group-based learning and forge professional connections that will extend well beyond your studies. Doctoral students are offered regular networking opportunities and ongoing support through optional seminars (usually one per semester) and an online peer support site especially for doctoral students. Many doctoral students find these initiatives invaluable as they work towards completion.

Scholarships
CSU offers merit-based scholarships to help you realise your study or career goals.

At a Glance

Course level Research Higher Degree
CRICOS Code 073076J
Institution Name Charles Sturt University
Campus Location Wagga Wagga
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full-time 3.0 years (6.0 sessions) Part-time 6.0 years (12.0 sessions) Maximum completion Doctorate = 8.0 maximum
Course University Charles Sturt University

About Charles Sturt University

We believe wisdom transforms communities. With tenacity, we help to shape resilient, sustainable regions for the future. Acknowledging the culture and insight of Indigenous Australians, our ethos is clearly described by the Wiradjuri phrase, yindyamarra winhanganha, meaning the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

 

  • Our History
    Whilst we’ve been a university for more than 20 years, our history of professional education and research spans more than 100 years. This started with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm in 1895.
  • Our Future
    We continue to work towards the public good. We are focused on developing individuals who help their communities grow and flourish.
  • Our Ethos
    The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge but it also speaks to the mission of a university – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.Our university narrative expands on this by confirming “we are a university of the land and people of our regions and we aim to develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish”.
  • Construction and Other Projects
    Our campuses are continually evolving. This includes the planning, design and construction of new buildings, and improvements to our existing facilities.
  • Our Vision and Values
    Our mission is to build skills and knowledge in our regions. We offer choice and flexibility to students and work hand-in-hand with our industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement. Growing from our historical roots, we share our knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry and we bring strength and learning from this back to our regions.Through our values, we create a welcoming community experience and learning environment that supports innovative research, advances society and gives back to our regions.
  • Our University
    We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.
  • Community
    We aim to help individuals and businesses prosper in our regions through the development of new knowledge and skills, and by fostering innovation.
  • Learning and Teaching
    Our mission is to be at the forefront of innovative, quality online teaching and learning that delivers a rewarding and flexible student experience. Our industry-relevant courses and workplace learning create highly employable and skilled graduates who make meaningful contributions to their communities.

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