48 months

Starting Date

February, July

Tuition Fee

AUD $27,920 per year 


Online & Dubbo, Australia



About the program

The Social Work program from Charles Sturt University is a highly regarded and practical course that enables you to enter a profession of critical importance in guiding and supporting individuals, families and whole sectors of our varied communities.

Graduates of this social work course are valued members of both their profession and the communities in which they work, engaging with people to address life’s challenges and enhance wellbeing through a commitment to social justice and human rights.

Charles Sturt University is a leading provider of social work education in Australia. While Charles Sturt University social work graduates can work throughout the world, they are often found at the heart of communities in rural and regional areas. Our academic staff are highly regarded in social work education, drawing on their extensive industry experience to support your learning. Your studies will also incorporate academic research that‘s impacting on contemporary policy and social work practice.

Develop strong practical skills and hands-on learning through 1000 hours of supported workplace learning, which offers unique opportunities to observe, question and model social work behaviour. This course includes subject areas such as child protection, cross-cultural and Indigenous studies, ethics, human rights, law, mental health, psychology, social policy, sociology and in-depth study of the methods and theories of social work.

Students with relevant diploma qualifications may earn credit into our online and on-campus programs.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Social Work will equip you to work with a diverse range of individuals, groups and communities in a variety of settings to make a difference to their quality of life.

  • Improve the livelihoods of individuals and groups, including children, older people, Indigenous people, migrants or refugees, or those affected by domestic violence, drug abuse or mental illness. You can do this through direct practice, policy formation, social action and program planning.
  • Advocate for the community through legal aid programs, health and community services, housing and corrections, or provide individual and group counselling, case management and disability advocacy.
  • A growing number of social work graduates offer clinical services, education and consultation on a fee-for-service basis.

Courses Included

  • First Nations Foundations: Knowing, Relating and Understanding Country
  • Law for the Human Services
  • Human Services Organisations
  • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Understanding the Social World
  • Social Inequality
  • Community Analysis
  • Social Work Theory and Practice

Interested? Get started today!