Western Sydney University Online
Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit
HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
3 years full-time
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Community Development Officer | Social Advocate | Research Assistant | Juvenile Justice Worker
The Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community), from Western Sydney University Online, is the ideal course for those seeking careers in community and human services, with a particular focus on supporting children and families.
Throughout this online course, you'll grow to understand how contemporary issues and needs facing children and families impact a child's development and the community at large. You'll learn about the nature and effects of family violence; modern social change processes; cultural differences within the Australian community; the role of human services; and the knowledge and skills needed in community work and development.
This degree is delivered entirely online by specially trained coaches, providing students with a strong foundation in social sciences combined with an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this community services course, the subjects you may study include:
When you join Western Sydney University Online you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during you studies.
Chat to a student advisor online or over the phone any day of the week, reach out to specially trained online learning advisors, gain access to online assignment assistance and ensure your work is always on the right track, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community) from Western Sydney University Online.
Graduates will be prepared to pursue a variety of roles within the child and community services sector, from working on behalf of disadvantaged social groups to improving quality of life in the community through research and social change roles.
Wondering where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay your course fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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