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Social Welfare, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Studying  Social Welfare program at 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. 

Career

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Part A

  • Australian Politics
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Effective Communication
  • Development across the Lifespan
  • Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
  • Introduction to Social Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Counselling Theory and Practice

Part B

  • Field Education
  • Doing Social Research
  • Case Management and Care Planning
  • Social Policy
  • Grief, Trauma and Crisis Counselling
  • Welfare Law
  • Issues of Protection
Part C
  • Children and Young People
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Health and Disability
  • Ageing
Part D
  • Advocacy and Change
  • Social Planning and Innovation
  • Field Education II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

CRICOS- 082681B

  • 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

  • International

    25200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National fee is Commonwealth supported

Funding

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