Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

You will learn in a personal atmosphere through hands-on experience and from experts with strong links to the health sector, government and community.You will study processes and structures related to providing services in specialist areas such as childcare, education, welfare, development and learning, family studies and child protection, and learn about ethics in child and family services.You will undertake professional practice placements in your second and third year for which you must be available five working days each week.Advanced Diploma pathwayThe Advanced Diploma pathway is designed for students who have previously completed an Advanced Diploma in Children's Services, an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management or an Advanced Diploma in Community Services Work and have at least two years industry experience in the early childhood or related sectors. This pathway recognises a student's prior learning and provides a pathway to a Bachelor degree qualification.All the courses are completed online and there are two intakes available each year.Students who complete this pathway and are awarded the Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice may be eligible for admission to the Master of Teaching Primary. Upon completion of the Master of Teaching Primary, students will be eligible for teacher registration in Queensland and will be able to undertake the role of pedagogical leader in child care centres in Australia. Honours is available through an additional year of study.


  • Childhood: Early Years
  • Children and Youth
  • Community Practice Approaches
  • Counselling Individuals and Families
  • Engagement with Children
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Field Placement
  • First Peoples and Social Justice
  • Group Facilitation
  • Human Behaviour
  • Human Services Processes
  • Human Services Research
  • Human Services Structures
  • Influencing Policy and Legislation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Lifespan Development
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Working in Organisations
  • Working with Family Violence

Standard entry requirements



Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Advanced Diploma pathwayStudents who complete the first phase of this pathway will be awarded the Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice. These students may then be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Primary Teaching (5587).Additionally, as is the case with all Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice students, these students will be eligible for entry into the Master of Human Services (5604) or the Master of Social Work (5621).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Logan Campus International: $91,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Logan Campus International: $97,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Online International: $91,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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