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The Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare course offered by Charles Sturt University is the ideal qualification for professionals looking to gain an advanced understanding of how to advocate for, support and protect the rights of young people.
The syllabus covers key areas of social welfare for children, providing students with insights into the ethics of intervention, legal issues that tend to arise from child and adolescent welfare, and understanding children who face adversity. Elective units also give students the opportunity to study a broad array of topics ranging from human rights and mental health practices; through to working in child protection and understanding how rural populations are affected.
Along with core subjects and electives, students will be able to pick from three strands of study to pursue: coursework, research/dissertation and practice. If you're passionate about helping young people get back on their feet, or protecting today's youth, this is the course for you.
Students should note this course involves a residential school component.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:
Elective units - complete one:
Choose one strand:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare from Charles Sturt University.
Completion of this master's degree in child and adolescent welfare will reflect your in-depth knowledge of child welfare and better position your career for the future. The course is ideally suited to case managers, counsellors, youth workers and social policy makers.
Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Courses that do not offer Commonwealth supported places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.
Find out more about FEE-HELP here.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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