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Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points, consisting of six session-length subjects. There are no residential schools associated with this course.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare course provides a professional program in child and adolescent welfare that meets the needs of both government and non-government sectors.

This course is designed to meet the requirements of people working or proposing to work in the child and adolescent welfare field who are graduates but do not have a specific qualification in this area.

Articulation and credit

Students may, on application, be awarded credit for equivalent subjects completed at a Master level up to a maximum of four subjects. Within this standard CSU credit limit of 50% credit in a Master degree, students with experience in the field can gain credit for prior learning to a maximum of two subjects.

Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Human Services (Child and Adolescent Welfare) will, upon admission, be awarded credit for four subjects.

Course structure

The normal enrolment pattern for completion of this degree is given below.  Students follow the course structure which is based on part-time study over two years.  Some students will proceed more slowly and some may progress more quickly if subject availability allows such progression.

Session 1

HCS513 Understanding children from adversity
WEL418 Case Management

Session 2

Two subjects from the following:
LAW401 Legal issues in child and adolescent welfare
SWK504 Human services research methods
WEL407 Child and adolescent welfare in Aboriginal communities
WEL420 Working in child protection

Session 3

HCS521 Practice leadership in the human services (16)

Session 4

HCS531 Leading service development in human service organisations(16)

At a glance

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Distance education


Wagga Wagga


Session 1; Session 2




2 years part-time



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