Bachelor of Community Welfare (Suspended)

Community Welfare at Western

As a student of the Bachelor of Community Welfare, you will work with a team of academics that are committed to your needs and who will work with you in a close capacity outside of lectures. They have extensive practical backgrounds in the field and are still active and involved in an ongoing manner.

This degree has a focus on practical experience, with 400 hours of a professionally supervised placement experience in its final year. Placements can be completed at a range of local Sydney organisations with a unique focus area such as youth homelessness, financial counselling for vulnerable families and others. While on placement you will be supported through weekly classes on campus, to allow you to relate your experiences to the theories you are learning in your subjects.

As a graduate you will be ready to work in government and community organisations such as hostels, shelters, family support centres, refugee and settlement services and other service agencies.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Community Welfare is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association.

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $27,552*

Delivery: On campus



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.