Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare
Get ready to make a difference to communities
If you’re thinking about a career in social work, this online course covers the basics and preps you for next steps. Choose from topics including counselling, Indigenous world-views, and Australia’s welfare system. Progress to a Diploma or Bachelor degree.
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What you'll learn
Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
Course Learning Outcome
- Demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in community welfare.
- Apply independent learning and self-management strategies to university studies.
- Identify and use different forms of communication relevant to defined community settings.
This course is a pathway to further study at Southern Cross University in Community Welfare or Social Work.
Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Health, the Bachelor of Community Welfare or the Bachelor of Social Work for work in the community or human services fields.
ATAR: 40 or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who are not Australian-born, Australian citizens or whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English who intend to seek direct entry from the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare to the following bachelor awards, must have achieved an IELTS Academic test score equal to or above:
- the Bachelor of Community Welfare - IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
- the Bachelor of Social Work - IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.5.
On campus requirements
Students who select the option unit WELF1003 - Counselling Theory and Practice will be required to attend a 3-day compulsory residential workshop at our Gold Coast campus.
Credit for previous study or work
Applicants or students that can provide supporting documents to verify they already know, understand and can perform the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course, are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit by submitting an application for Advanced Standing.
Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference every day? The Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare is an excellent place to start.
This is a pathway to further study at Southern Cross University in Community Welfare or Social Work.
It aims to prepare you for Diploma or Bachelor-level studies, combining academic skills units with introductory units to develop your foundational knowledge in community welfare and social work.
Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Health, the Bachelor of Community Welfare or the Bachelor of Social Work.
Degree structure details
To be eligible to receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare (2004650) students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:
• 1 core units (12 credit points)
• 3 option units (36 credit points)