Course Directors

Therese Jones-Mutton

Course Director
Wagga Wagga
Building 26, Room 246


Therese has been part of Charles Sturt University since 2012. With over 25 years social work practice experience in regional NSW, Therese utilises this knowledge to inform her teaching and course development roles. She is deeply committed to producing graduates who are ethical, knowledgeable and skilled practitioners who are able to navigate the changing and complex world of human service delivery.

Her ongoing connections in the social work and human services field ensures that she maintains currency in her role as an educator and that the courses she oversees are industry relevant.

Therese is a proud alumni of Charles Sturt University having studied the following courses both as an on campus and online student; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare.

While her most recent roles at the university have been primarily administrative, she continued to contribute to practice through mentoring, supervision, leadership, professional writing and conference presentations.

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Since commencing at Charles Sturt University Therese has taught a range of subjects in the Bachelor of Social Work, Human Services degrees. Her significant roles however have been in managing and coordinating the Social Work Field Education Programs, which incorporate subject development and the coordination of student’s staff and agencies to undertake work place learning (field education) activities across Australia.

Since 2017 Therese has been a Course Director, managing the following courses; Master and Graduate Certificate of Gerontology; Master of Leadership in Human Services (with specialisation); Graduate Certificate in Case Management and Coordinated Care;  Graduate Certificate in Human Services; Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations).


Therese is a member of the Australian Association of Social Work.

She has been an integral part of the Wagga Social Work Network for over 20 years, which facilitates and promotes connections and professional development with regionally based social workers.

She continues to make a contribution through various working parties in the promotion and development of social work and human services education.

Conferences and Symposium Presentations

Jones-Mutton,T. Campbell,L (2019) Case Management Practice. NSW Corrections Case Managers Conference Sydney Australia.

Jones-Mutton, T. Herbert, K. Hill, B. Lewis, M (2018) Course review an opportunity for innovation. Creating enduring degrees for the future. Australia New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research Symposium 2018. Adelaide Australia

Moorhead, B., Bell, K., Jones- Mutton, T., Boetto, H., and Bailey, I. (2017). Pedagogies for developing students' professional identity in neo-conservative environments. Australia New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research Symposium 2017. Auckland, New Zealand.

Jones-Mutton,T., Short,M.(2016) Cooperative Inquiry in Field Education. 25 years Social Work Education Colloquium Charles Sturt University, Wagga Australia

Journal Articles

Moorhead, B., Bell, K., Jones-Mutton, T., Boetto, H., & Bailey, R. (2019). Preparation for practice: Embedding the development of professional identity within social work curriculum. Social Work Education [Advance online publication], 1-13. doi:10.1080/02615479.2019.1595570 Field education: Off-site social work supervision in rural, regional and remote Australia

Jones-Mutton, Therese; Short, Monica; Bidgood, Terry; Jones, Temeka (June 2015) Field education: Off-site social work supervision in rural, regional and remote Australia. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education Volume 17 Issue 1 (Jun 2015);dn=309889075410855;res=IELHSS

Jones-Mutton,T (2011) Case management and intensive support practice: The Department of Human Services Centrelink Context. Engaging with Communities Charles Sturt University

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