The Bachelor of Community Health includes the introduction of a nested Associate Degree of Health and Community Care, comprising the first two years of study within the existing Bachelor of Community Health program.
The Bachelor of Community Health is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course* requiring the successful completion of 300 credit points. Students will normally be enrolled in the Recommended Study Sequence (see 'Units of study' section).
The Associate Degree Health and Community Care consists of a total of 16 units of study (200 credit points). The Bachelor of Community Health consists of a total of 24 units of study (300 credit points) and units normally carry 12.5 credit points.
In each year, eight units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points.
In their first year, students will complete eight specialisation units in Community Services Work. In their second and third year, students will be able to choose from prescribed units of study, subject to prerequisite studies being met. Students will also be able to take one elective unit within the area of sociology.
Students who successfully complete the second year of the program with a 'credit' average may be eligible to apply for transfer to a specialised tagged outcome degree program, subject to Faculty approval or apply to undertake their final year of the award, Bachelor of Community Health.
Please note: Students will be required to attend more than one campus. Some units may only be offered in online mode. Onshore international students are subject to restrictions with the number of online units that can be undertaken during the program.
* Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time and on-campus.
Occupational roles may include assessor, case worker, case coordinator or manager, child protection worker, client services assessor, community health worker, community services worker, drug and alcohol worker, early intervention worker, family services worker, group coordinator, homelessness worker, juvenile justice worker, mental health support worker, migrant resource and support worker, pastoral care counsellor or manager, program coordinator or manager, senior youth officer, social welfare worker, support facilitator, welfare worker, youth and family support worker.
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