Bachelor of Social Work

Charles Sturt University

This program provides graduates with skills to work in a wide range of social welfare agencies in areas such as case management, family work and rehabilitation, health, community services and corrections.

Course Fee:

International: $100,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


256 points: 30 Subjects - 25 core subjects (Foundation, Social Work Theory and Practice, Social Policy/Politics/Economics) , 1 compulsory subject, 2 field work subjects and 2 restricted elective subjects

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Study Pathways:

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course. Honours year is available.

Further information:

To meet the requirements of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), students need to complete 1000 hours of supervised field education. This is undertaken in 2 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.


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wagga Wagga No info No Full time 4 years
Distance Education No info Yes Full time 4 years
Distance Education No info Yes Online 8 years
Dubbo No info No Part time 8 years
Dubbo No info No Full time 4 years
Port Macquarie No info No Full time 4 years

We believe everyone offers something unique. At Charles Sturt University, you become part of something bigger: you join a connected community from across the globe that is committed to changing things for the better.

We want to help you find your purpose so you can make a difference. Jump into the real world with our professional accredited courses that will give you the skills you’ll need.

Whether you’re taking your first step after school, coming to uni for the first time after some time working, returning to enhance your qualifications or undertake research, we’ll have the course to help you push the boundaries and make an impact. 

Our academics and teaching staff are well-connected with industry so when you graduate, you’ll already have a wide network of industry contacts who can help you kickstart your career. We also make hands-on learning a central part of your study, so you learn by doing. Your lecturers will know your name and you can learn however suits you best — on campus, online or a combination of the two. There’s support whenever you need it and scholarships to help make it happen. 

It all adds up to Charles Sturt University being Australia's number one university for graduate employment.* That’s right; more of our grads get jobs — and well-paying ones at that — faster than grads from any other Australian uni. Because with a Charles Sturt University degree under your belt, you’re ready to make a difference in your industry and community from day one.

So, together, let’s create a world worth living in.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019


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