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Bachelor of Community Welfare

Undergraduate | SCU-CMW-DEG | 2024

Help and support people and families in need

This community welfare course prepares you to work with clients and colleagues in human services. Placements add context to your studies with real world experience. Explore youth work and case management. Adopt the values and ethics of the profession.

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Study method
100% online study with practicum placement
100% online
Credit available
3 years full time or part time equivalent
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Bachelor of Community Welfare

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will have opportunities to use their transferable skills in community welfare and human services careers that might include government and non-government positions in fields such as child protection, disability, homelessness and housing, youth work, aged care, alcohol and other drugs, community work, mental health, and domestic violence.

The Bachelor of Community Welfare articulates with a range of VET awards. It can also provide a pathway into the related profession of social work through our Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), which is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates of this degree will be able to pursue a wide range of careers in the human services and community welfare sectors throughout Australia.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Graduates are eligible to join ACWA.

Career outlook

Community Workers:
Unknown average
Disabilities Services Officers:
Unknown average
Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Welfare Centre Managers:
Unknown average
Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers:
$75K to $93K
Youth Workers:
Unknown average

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