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 units.

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.

Dr Robyn North explains the difference between the Social Work and Community Welfare degrees.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

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

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $26,240*

Delivery: On campus

HSC True Reward

At Western, we recognise that this year has been difficult for Year 12 students. Our Early Offer Program – HSC True Reward provides school leavers with much-needed peace of mind about their university entry for next year.

True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strongest skills and lead you to excel at university, rather than your scaled ATAR or results impacted by COVID-19.



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.