Bachelor of Community and Human Services

Federation University Australia

Are you passionate about helping people? Would you like to be able to provide support and assistance to a range of individuals, families and communities that are experiencing family violence, poverty, homelessness, mental health or living with disability? In this degree, you'll learn the important skills and ethics needed for helping to improve the lives of others. You'll spend time in the industry, putting your skills into practice and experiencing real-life situations. This degree will prepare you for a career as a counsellor, in social research, youth justice, family and disability support, aged care, community engagement programs and more. You'll learn the professional skills needed to succeed in the workplace, like communications and interpersonal skills and the theories behind your practices. Your subjects include 'social policy', 'social issues and personal values'and 'Australian indigenous societies'. You can also choose subjects from any other FedUni Arts degree, to learn a language, about public relations or politics. Please note that this program contains compulsory online courses.

Course Fee:


International: $70,800

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; interstate or overseas equivalent; or the equivalent of a Certificate IV; mature aged entry. This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Subject Adjustments A study score of 35 in any Humanities, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to http://www.federation.edu.au/seas

Structure:

360 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Communications; Community studies; Human services practice frameworks; Psychology; Research; Rural social welfare; Social policy; Sociology

Study Pathways:

Completed Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications will be considered for admission. Individuals who have completed a Diploma of Community Services may receive up to 8 credits into this program. Successful completion of at least one Australian university level (or equivalent) unit will be considered for admission. Additional units will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission This Bachelor also articulates into a Master of Social Work (Qualifying). The program is also eligible for entry via the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program. FAST is designed to provide alternative entry to tertiary study at Federation University Australia. Students may also be eligible for credit into this program, depending on selected major/s.

Recognition:

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accreditation has been granted.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Berwick No info Yes Full time 3 years
Berwick No info Yes Part time 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Online 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Part time
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Online 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

Contact

 

www.federation.edu.au 
info@federation.edu.au 
1800 FED UNI

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