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Bachelor of Social Science

Course code C58

Broadens students' understanding of themselves, their community and society, as well as preparing them for work as policy makers, managers and practitioners within the community/public service sector.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C58

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C58

CRICOS code

079122D

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,950

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Major plus a supplementary program, comprising of Minor and/or Elective units:

Children and Family Studies
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Majorx 17270
Unit from Minor/Electivex 690
Human Services
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Majorx 20330
Elective Unitx 230
Community Work
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Majorx 12180
Elective Unitx 9135
SWK1106Psychology for Social Work15
CSV3113Professional Placement30

Note: CSV3113 is a full-year unit undertaken in Year 3, Semesters 1 and 2.

Note: Students should complete no more than 150 credit points at Level 1000 when combined with their selected major.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) have accredited this course. To meet the professional accreditation requirements with ACWA, students must undertake certain units including 400 hours in the community and social science field.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,950 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for working with people and communities, and being able to specialise in family support, child protection, early education and care, community work and community development.

Possible future job titles

Community Worker, Community Development Officer, Policy Officer, Family Support Officer, Parent Education Coordinator, Project Officer, Mental Health Worker, Human Service Manager, Policy Research Officer

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