Graduate Certificate in Social and Community Services

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Graduate Certificate in Social and Community Services is designed for community and human services professionals looking to advance their careers or those seeking a new career in this growing sector. Many social problems, including poverty, conflict, family violence, growing social and economic disparities in health, education and mental health, are challenges confronting the welfare sector in Australia and around the globe. You will learn theories and practice frameworks that underpin community service work and develop skills to undertake complex case work, group work and social advocacy.


60 credit points over 6 months.


  • Health and behaviour change, Theoretical models for practice: assessment and intervention
  • Historical and contemporary issues in social welfare, Ethics for professional practice.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12) N/A Entry requirements (non year 12) Completed a Bachelor’s Degree AQF Level 7 in any discipline OR Completed a Diploma VET/TAFE or Associate Degree qualification in a related discipline AND a minimum of three years full-time professional experience in the related community and human service fields, such as disability studies, community development, youth work, child protection, family violence, homelessness, housing, humanitarian organisations.


This qualification has been assessed as being an equivalent qualification for the purposes of the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications policy for employment in specialist family violence practitioner roles in Victoria.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $14,070 Yes
  • Full-time : 6 months
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $14,070 Yes
  • Full-time : 6 months
Online International: $14,070 Yes
  • Full-time : 6 months

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