Bachelor of Community Welfare
Southern Cross University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services industry. Students gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling. Emphasis is placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for social welfare practice. Students undertake 400 hours of on-the-job training in two separate organisations in different fields of practice so that they gain a range of experience. This course is also available online with on-campus residential workshops. The course articulates with a range of VET awards and provides a pathway to the University’s Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), which is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Community Welfare at Southern Cross University.


Working with children and youth, health and disability, Indigenous studies, mental health. Some units in this course are only available online.

Other requirements

Students must undergo a criminal record check and working with children clearance for work experience placements; refer to Southern Cross University.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge


Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Welfare and community worker in child protection, disability, family violence, mental health, housing, youth work, aged care, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, and community engagement.


Australian Community Workers Association.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$14624 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast