Bachelor On Campus Online

Community Welfare

Southern Cross University

36 months
28000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Community Welfare offered at the Southern Cross University provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services sector.  


Studying the Community Welfare program at the Southern Cross University, students 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 social welfare practice.

In addition to core units that cover counselling, welfare law, social research and community development, students choose a major area of study. 


As welfare and community workers in various roles within 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Politics
  • Sociology 
  • Create: Innovate: Change
  • Indigenous World-Views 
  • Social Welfare
  • Community Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


288 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 102202H  

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications.  

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National fee is Commonwealth supported 

Living costs for Gold Coast

1313 - 2310 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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