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Children and Family Studies Major


Equips students with knowledge and skills of working in leadership positions with children, families and communities in a range of fields.

These fields include early education and care, family support, parent education and policy and service development.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition



Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CHN1101Ecology of Children and Families 115
CSV1103Interpersonal and Helping Skills15
CSV1101Introduction to Community Work15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CHN1102Ecology of Children and Families 215
CHN1103Working with Infants and Toddlers15
CSV1102Introduction to Social Analysis15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CHN3130Purpose of Play15
CSV2111Community Development15
CSV2109Vulnerable People and Communities15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSV2108Culture, Equity and Diversity15
CHN3203Child Rearing15
CSV2116Ethics in Human Services15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CHN3113Children and Family Studies Professional Placement30
CSV3101Social Policy15
CHN3206Designing Family Support Programmes15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSV2115Leadership and Management in Community Services15
CSV3114Social Research and Program Evaluation15

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

Student handbook


Important notes

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This major prepares graduates for a range of positions in the family support, early education and care, and community development field in local, state government and in the not-for-profit sector.

Possible future job titles

Early Childhood and Care Educator, Children Services Coordinator, Coordinator of Parent Education and Early Intervention Programs, Family Support Officer/Coordinator, Community Development Officer/Coordinator, Policy Officer

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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