The Graduate Certificate in Social and Community Services is designed for community and human services professionals looking to advance their careers or those seeking a new career in this growing sector. Many social problems, including poverty, conflict, family violence, growing social and economic disparities in health, education and mental health, are challenges confronting the welfare sector in Australia and around the globe. You will learn theories and practice frameworks that underpin community service work and develop skills to undertake complex case work, group work and social advocacy.
This course provides you with the skills to work in a broad range of human services settings including government, non-government welfare organisation and community groups.
Work in a broad range of human service settings, including government, non-government welfare organizations and community groups.
Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.
Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.
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Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
Completed a Bachelor’s Degree AQF Level 7 in any discipline. OR Completed a Diploma VET/TAFE or Associate Degree qualification in a related discipline AND a minimum of three years full-time professional experience in the related community and human service fields, such as disability studies, community development, youth work, child protection, family violence, homelessness, housing, humanitarian organisations.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: GC4
CRICOS code: 0102153 (Berwick), 0102153 (Mt Helen)
Fees are subject to change annually.
$7,315 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2022
This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full-time study.
The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.
As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.Other fees
You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
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To this course: Pathways into this program may include a Bachelor Degree or a combination of study and work experience.
Please contact the university for further details and to discuss your current academic qualifications.
From this Course:
Successful completion of a related Bachelor degree with four relevant* courses (equal to 0.5 EFTSL) AND successful completion of Graduate Certificate in Social and Community Services are eligible for direct entry to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).
*Relevant courses are typically two units in the study of human behaviour and two units in the study of society
To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.
You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.
For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909