What will I learn?

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.


Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).

My career opportunities

You will be qualified to lead child and family programs in the early years' health and community services sector. You will also be qualified for positions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection and child safety services, community-based organisations, community development, family support services, foster care services, services for women, welfare organisations, and policy and research.

From 2018, this program will be available to new International students at the Logan campus only.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,500.00 (US$ 18,717) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020


Logan Campus

68 University Drive,



4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed ACT with minimum composite score of 24 plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. Equivalent entry qualification: complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Confederation College
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
  • Niagara College
  • Sarina Russo Institute
  • Griffith College
  • Coomera Training College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Canadore College
  • College of the Rockies
  • Open Universities Australia
  • Australian Pacific College

About this uni

Griffith University holds five-star rating for its overall educational experience from the Good Universities Guide.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 300
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries