Diploma of Social and Psychological Science/Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Logan

Course outline

Fostering healthy families and creating safe environments for children are key goals for communities, making this program a rewarding study choice. In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills, cementing their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts. On successful completion of the diploma, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Child Family and Youth Practice with credit. Topics of study include child and family wellbeing, child protection, education, ethics, human development and learning, interpersonal skills, leadership and practice in early years integrated services, and sociocultural understanding. For more course information, visit Diploma of Social and Psychological Science at Griffith College and Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice at Griffith University.


Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University Placement Support Hub.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

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

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Upon completion of the bachelor: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services; child and family policy; children’s services; family day care; foster care; statutory child protection; youth work.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
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