Fostering healthy families and creating safe environments for children and youth are key goals for communities. In this degree, you will learn about service delivery centred on young people and families. You’ll be taught by experts with strong links to the health sector, government and community, who deliver content with a personal touch. You will experience a hands-on learning environment whether you’re studying on campus or via distance education. You will study the processes and structures related to providing services in specialist areas such as childcare, education, welfare, development and learning. Child protection and ethics are also a key focus. Study areas include child and family wellbeing, child protection, ethics, human development and learning, interpersonal skills, leadership and practice in early years, integrated services and sociocultural understanding. In your third year, you’ll undertake a professional placement, enabling you to enhance your practical experience. This includes working five days each week during your placement period. Supervised professional practice will enable you to apply and refine your skills for working with children and families. For more information, visit Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice at GU
Distance education students must be available to attend three compulsory five-day, face-to-face intensive courses at the Gold Coast campus.
Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Child, Youth and Family Practice.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
This program requires students to undertake placements. A Griffith University placement officer will help find suitable local placements, however specific placement cannot always be guaranteed. Some placements may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate. Distance education students should be aware that if they live in remote or rural areas, they may be expected to travel to professional placements that may incur accommodation and living expenses. For further information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.
For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements
Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.
Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
You’ll be qualified to lead child and family programs in the early years’ health and community services sector. You’ll also be qualified for positions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection and child safety services, community-based organisations, community development, family support services, foster care services, services for women, welfare organisations, and policy and research.
Accreditation is currently being sought from Australian Community Workers Association for the on campus and distance education offerings.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time