Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice
Griffith University - Distance ed

Course outline

This degree will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to help the community. You’ll learn in a personal atmosphere through practical experience from experts with strong links to the health sector, government and community. You’ll study processes and structures related to providing services in specialist areas such as childcare, education, welfare, development and learning, family studies and child protection, and learn about ethics in child, youth and family services. In your second and third years, 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.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Child, Youth and Family Practice.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

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 the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

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.


This program is recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out the minimum qualification requirements for educators working in children’s education and care services. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time