As a graduate you will be eligible for membership to the Australian Community Workers Association. This course has a focus on practical experience, with 400 hours completed across two placements.
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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.
The Bachelor of Community Welfare is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $25,000*
Delivery: On campus
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As a graduate of Community Welfare, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Community Development
- Policy Development
- Human Services
- Case Management
Welfare Support Worker
Welfare Support Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
Social Policy Analyst
Social Policy Analysts collect and analyse data about social issues impacting on individuals, families and communities, informing the design and implementation of social policies by governments to improve peoples’ lives.
Community Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life.
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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.