What will I learn?

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 FedUni Arts degree, to learn a language, about public relations or politics.

Career opportunities

  • Case coordinator
  • Child welfare worker
  • Family caseworker
  • Case worker
  • Community development officer
  • Family services worker
  • Case management officer
  • Case manager
  • Child protection worker
  • Community development worker
  • Family support worker

Pathways/alternate entry

Defined TAFE pathway

A defined TAFE pathway program exists for this degree. Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply following completion of this pathway.

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services | credit for 120 credit points

CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs | credit for 120 credit points

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health | credit for 120 credit points

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work | credit for 120 credit points

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

Other TAFE studies

Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program. You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course.

Bridging programs

A bridging program can provide an excellent foundation to build upon in your bachelor degree studies:

Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Community & Human Services for the next semester.

University studies

Enrolling in single subjects (courses) allows you to demonstrate your ability to succeed in study at this level. Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Community & Human Services for the next intake.

Successful completion of at least one (1) Australian university level (or equivalent) subject 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.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

CRICOS

085212G

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,06,210) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,06,210) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Northways Road,

CHURCHILL,

Victoria,

3842, GIPPSLAND, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent

Overall Academic IELTS band score of 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 79-93 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 58 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 176 (no band less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Federation University Australia

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