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Human and Community Services

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GCHUCOSE-01 Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

(1) Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

(2) Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

(3) In addition to the above, admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services (Interpersonal Trauma) is for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander workers who have completed the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) program: NSW Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal Specialist Trauma Counselling, or an equivalent qualification.

4 Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Table of Units of Study for the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services.

(2) To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:

(a) 6 credit points of core units of study from the Table; and

(b) where not enrolled in a stream, 18 credit points of elective units of study, which can be chosen from a specialisation, or elective units, with a maximum of 6 credit points chosen from any postgraduate units offered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

(c) where enrolled in a stream, 18 credit points of stream core units as listed in the Table for the relevant stream.

5 Streams

(1) The completion of a stream is optional for this course. The award of a stream is dependent on the units of study completed.

(2) A stream in the Graduate Certificate requires the completion of the required core and stream core units of study listed in the Table for the relevant stream.

(3) The streams available are:

(a) Interpersonal Trauma

6 Specialisations

(1) The completion of a specialisation is optional for these courses. The award of a specialisation is dependent on the units of study completed.

(2) A specialisation in the Graduate Certificate requires the completion of the required core and elective units of study listed in the Table for the relevant specialisation.

(3) The specialisations available are:

(a) Domestic and Family Violence

7 Credit for previous study

(1) Credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community services may be granted under the following conditions:

(a) no more than 6 credit points, or one quarter of the credit-point requirement for the Graduate Certificate, will be granted;

(b) credit will not be granted for the core unit of study; and

(c) the study must have been completed within three years of commencement of candidature for the Graduate Certificate.

8 Transitional provisions

(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January.

(2) Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.