Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This Bachelor of Community Welfare provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services industry. Students gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling. A particular emphasis will be placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for social welfare practice.
24 units. 400 hours of supervised on-the-job training.
- Case management
- Mental health
- Human services
- Youth work
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12
- Recommended: any 2 units of English
- Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
- Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
- Or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)
The course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Graduates are eligible to join ACWA.
The course articulates with a range of VET awards. It can also provide a pathway to the University's Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying).
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Graduates may typically find employment as welfare and community workers in a wide range of jobs in the community services sector. These include government and non-government positions in fields such as child protection, disability services, housing services, youth work, aged care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, community engagement, mental health services, and domestic violence services.