Course

Bachelor of Community Welfare

Approved Abbreviation: BCW


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1665.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044766A


Course Status: SUSPENDED
This version of the course is under review and not available to new students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Commencement Year 2010 - 2014 - 1665.2 Bachelor of Community Welfare

Commencement Year 2010 - 2013 - 1665.1 Bachelor of Community Welfare

The Bachelor of Community Welfare degree is an accredited three year degree based on the Liverpool and Parramatta campuses and includes 400 hours of on-site supervised practice. The degree equips graduates to work in a range of human service professions with a particular emphasis on community development and social action and offers opportunity to specialise in a sub-major. It is informed by a critical perspective and taught by a vibrant staff, many of whom are also practitioners, and all of whom are committed to ensuring the best possible community welfare education for our students.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Liverpool CampusFull TimeInternalJustine O'Sullivan
Liverpool CampusPart TimeInternalJustine O'Sullivan
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalRosemary Qummouh
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternalRosemary Qummouh

Accreditation
This course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start Year Entry (February)

Year 1

Autumn session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
101594Mental Health in the Community
101632Community Work & Development

Spring session

102170People, Place and Social Difference
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies
101664Working with Cultural Differences
101596Context of Human Services

Year 2

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
400508Working with Individuals and Families
102172Fields of Practice 1
400505Lifespan Development and the Human Services

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101595Community and Social Action
400195Human Rights, Human Services and the Law
400509Group Work in Social Work

Year 3

Autumn session

101552Applied Social Research
101597Family Violence: Policy and Practice
102173Community Welfare Field Education

Please note from 2020 students should take unit 102782 Field Education 1 in 1H session in place of unit 102173.

102782Field Education 1

Spring session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
101644Community Management and Organisations
101381Child Abuse as a Social Issue

And one elective

Mid-Year Entry (July)

Please note: From 2018 there will be no mid-year entry available for commencing students.

Year 1

Spring session

102170People, Place and Social Difference
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies
101664Working with Cultural Differences
101596Context of Human Services

Autumn session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
101594Mental Health in the Community
101632Community Work & Development

Year 2

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101595Community and Social Action
400195Human Rights, Human Services and the Law
400509Group Work in Social Work

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
400508Working with Individuals and Families
102172Fields of Practice 1
400505Lifespan Development and the Human Services

Year 3

Spring session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
101644Community Management and Organisations
101381Child Abuse as a Social Issue

And one elective

Autumn session

101552Applied Social Research
101597Family Violence: Policy and Practice
102173Community Welfare Field Education

Please note from 2020 students should take unit 102782 Field Education 1 in 1H session in place of unit 102173.

102782Field Education 1


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