Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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If you're ready to embark on a challenging, rewarding and meaningful career in the community/public service sector, studying a Bachelor of Social Science at Edith Cowan University is a fantastic place to start.
This course will help you broaden your understanding of the way people, communities and societies function. You'll develop a wide knowledge base and a range of skills to prepare you for important roles and exciting careers within the community. You'll specialise in a particular area through a choice of three majors: Children and Family Studies, Community Work and Human Services, and will complete a professional placement unit to give you vital hands-on experience.
Offered both online and on-campus at ECU Joondalup, this course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association. Majors offered include Human Services, Community Work, Children and Family Studies. Please note that as part of the Human Services major you are required to attend on-campus activities: one, four-day intensive workshop in your second year; two, four-day intensive workshops in your final year (timing is based on full-time study).
After just three years of full-time study (or six years part-time), you'll graduate ready to take the first steps on a fulfilling career path and really make a difference to society.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
In this social science course, the subjects you may study include:
Children and Family Studies major
Community Work major
Human Services major
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Social Science from Edith Cowan University.
Graduates are prepared to work in a range of positions within the community/public service industry, including those specialising in family support, early education and care, community work and community development.
This qualification is accredited with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
Wondering where a career in social work could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Students can pay for this course, in full upfront. Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!
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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