Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Charles Sturt University

This degree encompasses areas such as child protection, cross-cultural and Indigenous studies, ethics, human rights, law, mental health, social policy, and in-depth study of social work methods and theories. You’ll learn about people, communities, groups and social structures and how to think, communicate, and respond to need and opportunity.

Launch a career in an internationally recognised profession
CSU’s Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) has full Australian Association of Social Workers accreditation, meaning your qualification is recognised throughout Australia. As a graduate, you’ll also be eligible for membership of the International Federation of Social Workers.

Benefit from our reputation
CSU is a leading provider of social work education in Australia with more than 27 years’ experience delivering social work programs.

Gain authentic experience
You’ll develop strong practical skills and hands-on learning through 1000 hours of supported workplace learning, offering unique opportunities to observe, question and model social work behaviour. If you choose, you can broaden your horizons by embarking on a two-week social work tour in a country such as India, South Korea, Samoa or Indonesia.

Learn from leading educators
Whether you’re studying full-time or part-time, you can be assured of quality learning support and personal contact from dedicated staff who have extensive industry experience and are leaders in their profession. CSU’s award-winning academics have contributed to the development of social work education in Australia and are continuously engaged in extensive education-based research to inform CSU’s field education and international programs.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code For the course code, kindly refer to the university website.
Institution Name Charles Sturt University
Campus Location No on campus study
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full-time 2.0 years (4.0 sessions) Part-time 4.0 years (8.0 sessions)
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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