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Graduate Diploma of Human Services (Child and Adolescent Welfare)

Course structure

The course consists of eight subjects:

PSY111 Foundations of Psychology 1S
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
WEL420 Working in Child Protection
WEL418 Case Management
MGT501 Theory and Practice of Management
LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare
and one from:
ETH401 Ethics and Social Welfare
PHL404 Ethics and the Public Sector

Progression to the Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

Students who complete this award may proceed to the Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare with credit for four subjects.

Enrolment pattern

Session 1

PSY111 Foundations of Psychology 1S
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Session 2

PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
WEL420 Working in Child Protection

Session 3

WEL418 Case Management
MGT 501Theory and Practice of Management

Session 4

LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare
and one from:
ETH401 Ethics and Social Welfare
PHL404 Ethics and the Public Sector

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Human Services (Child and Adolescent Welfare) program provides a professional program in child and adolescent welfare that meets the needs of professionals working in government and non-government sectors.

The course is designed to meet the requirements of people working or proposing to work in the child and adolescent welfare field who do not have a specific qualifications in this area. The course has been developed in consultation with key employers in the field of child welfare including the Department of Community Services in NSW and the Department of Human Services Victoria.

Key objectives:

On completion of this award graduates will have:

  • knowledge of current child and adolescent welfare policy and practice in Australia
  • knowledge of child and adolescent psychology as it relates to welfare practice and policy
  • knowledge and skills for working with certain categories of children within the child welfare system bearing in mind the reality of individual differences
  • an understanding of the philosophical and legal underpinnings of current child and adolescent welfare policy and practice

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

2 years by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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