Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Community Welfare provides you with the theoretical and practical foundations for work in the human services sector. You will gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling. Particular emphasis is placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for community welfare practice. Core units focus on counselling, case management, mental health, human services, research, youth work, disability and community development. Elective units also provide opportunity for you to pursue other areas of interest. We'll harness your empathy and enhance your communication skills with a view to delivering great outcomes across community welfare practice. You will also gain on-the-job experience through extensive placements, working with individuals and organisations that share your commitment and are working to improve people's lives.
Must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising: 20 core units (240 credit points), and 4 university wide elective units (48 credit points)
- Case management
- Mental health
- Human services
- Youth work
Standard entry requirements
Australian Year 12
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).
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Gold Coast||International: $88,080||Yes|
|Online campus||International: $88,080||Yes|
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.