Bachelor of Community and Human Services

Federation University

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 Federation University Arts degree, to learn a language, about public relations or politics. Please note that this program contains compulsory online courses.

Course Fee:


International: $72,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST); Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Structure:

This program consists of 360 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

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

Study Pathways:

TAFE: 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. University: Successful completion of at least one (1) 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). Entry via FAST: This program is eligible for entry via the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program. FAST is designed to provide alternative entry to tertiary study at Federation University Australia. You may also be eligible for credit into this program, depending on your selected major/s. Please contact us for further information.

Further information:

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Recognition:

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accreditation has been granted. This course is also recognised by Community Corrections Services (CCS).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

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

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied mathematics
  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

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Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

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