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Bachelor of Human Services Major in Mental Health and Addiction Charles Sturt University




Course info


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.

The course 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.

Course highlights

CSU has more than 25 years’ experience delivering human services education and our Bachelor of Human Service (with specialisations) is highly valued by industry and employers.

Progress your diploma

This degree supports graduates of Australian TAFE and registered training organisations offering the two-year full-time (or equivalent) Diploma of Community Service or similar. If you have completed this diploma or similar, the credit awarded towards your degree may potentially reduce the course duration to as little as 1.5 years full-time (3 years part-time).

Shape your future career

Choose from a wide range of specialisations, including Australian Indigenous welfare, child and adolescent welfare, disability, gerontology and healthy ageing, mental health and addiction, multicultural welfare and sustainable community development. You can also choose to graduate with a generic Bachelor of Human Services.

Graduate industry-ready

This course is widely recognised as a base-grade qualification to secure employment with a range of human services agencies across Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments as well as non-government charities and private service providers.

Mental health and addiction

Gain the skills and knowledge to commence your career in the mental health or drug and alcohol areas. Choose this specialisation if you’re interested in a career as a mental health counsellor, case manager, drug and alcohol worker, intake and assessment officer, community development officer or educator.

Career opportunities

The diversity of roles and settings in the human services area provides graduates with the flexibility to access a range of career opportunities.

Opportunity across sectors

Graduates work professionally in government departments, charities and other non-government agencies within all social service areas.

Community services

Work across a range of community settings as a community development officer or educator, multicultural support officer or crisis counsellor.

Public service

Inform and support key services as a child protection worker, disability care worker, juvenile justice officer, youth worker, student counsellor, aged care professional, careers counsellor or family court counsellor.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Human Services Major in Mental Health and Addiction.

Online/Distance (3 years full time)

Tuition fees

A$23,040.00 (12,08,711) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga Campus,

Boorooma Street North,


New South Wales,

2650, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants who have completed secondary school outside Australia will require a competitive pass in a recognised matriculation examination equivalent to an Australian Year 12. You should submit a certified copy of your highest level of secondary school results to support your application for admission.

Applicants who have completed secondary school in Australia require one of: Australian Higher School Certificate (Year 12) with an ATAR (or interstate equivalent) appropriate to the course, Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TAFE) with satisfactory completion or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0 with no score below 5.5; or

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet based score of 60;

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 50;

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Paper based test score of 550.

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): Level 3;

Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE - 169.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.