Human Services

Workplace learning process and resources for students undertaking the Bachelor of Human Services.

Workplace learning (WPL) or placement, is an important part of a student’s education. It allows the integration of subject content with practice through a range of community and human service experiences. Students experience the frontline tasks of a community service worker and develop practical skills needed in the workplace.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Human Services are required to complete 400 hours of workplace learning. Placements do not include any previous/current voluntary hours or observational work.

For all students in the Bachelor of Human Services placements:

  • are sought and approved by Charles Sturt University.
  • may be completed part-time or full-time, but must be completed as a continuous block.
  • at your regular place of employment may be possible, provided that the setting is educationally viable.
  • dates may extend beyond normal session periods.
  • may be in the area of your specialisation (subject to availability)

If you commenced your studies in 2019 then you will need to undertake:

  • HCS303 SW Field Education 1

If you are commencing your studies in 2020 then you will need to undertake:

  • WEL232 Work Place Learning for Human Services 1
  • WEL324 Work Place Learning for Human Services 2

Eligible for credit? If you think you might be eligible to be considered for a credit, either due to previous placements or work experience, you can apply for credit.

All students are required to submit a current resume, a certified copy of a current National Police Check, and a Working with Children's Check. These are available from:

Subject Handbook

All information about your course and the subjects you require are available in the Charles Sturt University Handbook

Workplace Learning Handbook

For information about what is involved in work place learning refer to the