Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Thu, 9 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
40
Duration
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
0.5 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Start date
March, July
Course code
2004650
Course abbreviation
CertCommWelf
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference every day? The Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare is an excellent place to start.

This is a pathway to further study at Southern Cross University in Community Welfare or Social Work.

It aims to prepare you for Diploma or Bachelor-level studies, combining academic skills units with introductory units to develop your foundational knowledge in community welfare and social work.

Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences, the Bachelor of Community Welfare or the Bachelor of Social Work.

Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference every day? The Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare is an excellent place to start.

This is a pathway to further study at Southern Cross University in Community Welfare or Social Work.

It aims to prepare you for Diploma or Bachelor-level studies, combining academic skills units with introductory units to develop your foundational knowledge in community welfare and social work.

Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences, the Bachelor of Community Welfare or the Bachelor of Social Work.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Applicants who are not Australian-born, Australian citizens or whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English who intend to seek direct entry from the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare to the following bachelor awards, must have achieved an IELTS Academic test score equal to or above:
  • the Bachelor of Community Welfare -  IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
  • the Bachelor of Social Work - IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.5.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score6.5 (Social Work); 5.5 (Community Welfare)
Reading6.5 (Social Work); 5.5 (Community Welfare)
Writing6.5 (Social Work); 5.5 (Community Welfare)
Listening6.5 (Social Work); 6 (Community Welfare)
Speaking6.5 (Social Work); 5.5 (Community Welfare)

About the course

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

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Course requirements

Entry Award

To be eligible to receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare (2004650) students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:
• 1 core units (12 credit points)
• 3 option units (36 credit points)

 

Exit Pathway
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Community Welfare may be eligible to exit with the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare after completing 4 approved units (48 credit points), as listed in the Schedule of Units, from the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Community Welfare.

Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline

Option Units

Choose three units (36 credit points) from the following options:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology
WELF1001Introduction to Social Welfare
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
WELF1002Community Development
CRTV1002Create: Innovate: Change
WELF1003Counselling Theory and Practice
SOCI1005Social Policy
To be eligible to exit from the Bachelor of Community Welfare or the Bachelor of Social Work with the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Welfare, complete 4 (48 credit points) of the below listed units:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
WELF1002Community Development
WELF1003Counselling Theory and Practice
SOCI1005Social Policy
POLT1001Australian Politics
CRTV1002Create: Innovate: Change


Unit groups

Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology
WELF1001Introduction to Social Welfare
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
WELF1002Community Development
CRTV1002Create: Innovate: Change
WELF1003Counselling Theory and Practice
SOCI1005Social Policy

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

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Demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in community welfare.

Apply independent learning and self-management strategies to university studies.

Identify and use different forms of communication relevant to defined community settings.

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Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

This course is a pathway to further study at Southern Cross University in Community Welfare or Social Work.

Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences, the Bachelor of Community Welfare or the Bachelor of Social Work for work in the community or human services fields.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
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