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Leadership in Human Services (with specialisations)

Charles Sturt University

18 months
23040 AUD/year
20560 AUD/year
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Establish yourself as a leader in human services. The Leadership in Human Services (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University equips you with high-level critical analysis skills and advanced practice knowledge to facilitate your progress as a specialist human services manager. 


The Master of Leadership in Human Services (with specialisations) prepares you to analyse, plan and implement social policies to enhance the quality of the human services field you work in. It also enables you to demonstrate critical, analytical and reflective management skills. You'll gain a high-level understanding of contemporary issues, challenges and future directions for the industry.

  • Choice of research or coursework

With Charles Sturt University you'll have the option to complete your degree by research or coursework. In the research strand, you'll develop specific skills in research and evaluation by completing core subjects and a research dissertation in an area of interest or relevance to your workplace. If you choose the coursework strand, you'll take a selection of core and elective subjects to augment your professional skills in human services.

  • Specialise

In addition to the research and coursework options, and a broad-based generic degree, this degree offers three specialisations. You can choose to tailor your studies to management; ecological and social change; or child, youth and family practice.

  • Flexible online study

If it's flexibility you're looking for, Charles Sturt University has study options to suit you. Choose from full-time and part-time offerings to complement your work and family commitments. Part-time study allows you to implement the knowledge you are gaining directly at your workplace.

  • Support at every step

Charles Sturt University is a well-established provider of human service education, and our academic staff are highly experienced in social welfare practice. Right from the start of your course, you'll benefit from personal contact and support for your learning needs.

Career opportunities

Whether you are seeking a qualification to formalise and extend your current skill set and experience, or you are a professional practitioner on a leadership trajectory, Charles Sturt University's Master of Leadership in Human Services (with specialisations) will give you an edge in a dynamic and competitive job market. Your degree will give you the capacity to make change happen.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
  • Leadership in Human Services Practice
  • Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Service Workers
  • Building Sustainable Communities
  • Restricted Electives
  • Preparing a Literature Review
  • Ageing and Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission at postgraduate level, you will be required to hold a recognised bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree or qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23040 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    20560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20560 AUD per year during 18 months.


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