This is course combines policy, practice and research in the human and community services industry. It is designed to equip students with foundational knowledge and skills for entry into the Australian human and community services industry. It also offers students the opportunity to focus on specific fields of practice, including management, community work and violence against women.
The program is taught over one semester of full-time study (two semesters of part-time study). Domestic students may commence the course in either semester. International students may only commence their studies in Semester Two.
The majority of the course is taught face-to-face to allow students to exchange ideas and experiences in a classroom setting. Units of study that are delivered in block mode have online discussion forums. One unit of study per semester is likely to be delivered as an online learning module.
At the conclusion of the course, students who choose to progress to any qualification within the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) program will receive credit for units already completed.
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services candidates must complete 24 credit points, including:
The Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services offers an optional specialisation in domestic and family violence, providing students with an understanding of the nature, extent and effects of violence against women and children in local, national and global contexts.
The domestic and family violence specialisation will provide students with an understanding of the nature, extent and effects of violence against women and children in local, national and global contexts. Students will be able to identify short and long-term impacts of violence against women and children and the implications for practice in a variety of contexts. In addition, students will demonstrate skills in responding to violence against women and children through policy, practice and research, as well as demonstrating skills in collaboration and teamwork.
International students will have the option of field-based learning about domestic and family violence through enrolment in the core unit of study SCWK6917 Practice Development.