Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Human Services

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Do you want to make a positive impact on people’s lives? A Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University will give you the skills and knowledge for a dynamic career in human services. Help achieve social justice and create a society where people have access to life-changing services and opportunities. Available online, this human services degree offers a wide range of specialisations, meaning you can take your career in the direction of your passions. Develop resilience and demonstrate your commitment to ethical and sustainable practices, and learn to work respectfully with diverse people and communities.


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.


  • Australian Indigenous welfare
  • Child, Youth and Family Practice
  • Disability
  • Gerontology and Healthy Ageing
  • Human Services
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Multicultural Welfare

Standard entry requirements

A recognised diploma (or AQF equivalent) from a Registered Training Organisation with a work place learning component (refer to credit and pathways section for details)ORAn ATAR of 55 (including adjustment factors)ORSuccessful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studiesORA completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification undertaken post-secondary schoolingOR50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualificationORSuccessful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studiesORSuccessful completion of the CSU Indigenous Access ProgramORSuccessful application via the Schools Recommendation SchemeORSpecial Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATARANDStandard English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to for the specific requirements.


The Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare) degree is recognised throughout Australia, and by the Commonwealth and NSW Public Services as an approved three-year tertiary qualification for employment purposes.

Study pathways

TAFE Diploma graduates in Community Welfare are eligible for the TAFE pathway, a 3 year part-time (equivalent to 18 months full-time) course through which they build on their prior study to gain a university degree.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $39,876
International: $72,000
  • ATAR: 55
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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