This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Gippsland)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4075|
This accredited course equips students for competent and ethical community welfare and counselling practice. The degree develops skills and knowledge for intervention across a range of practice fields, including, but not limited to: counselling, child protection, family support, homelessness, community corrections, youth justice, community development, aged care, family violence, alcohol and other drugs and research and policy analysis. The study program includes case management and human services practice from a management perspective.
Students must complete a structured sequence in community welfare and counselling, and two practice placements in community development and human service organisations. The study program focuses on counselling, group work, community development, social policy and emancipatory practice. Students will also take an arts minor in Australian Indigenous studies, community studies, psychological studies, psychology, criminal justice or sociology, and a specialisation in disability through GippsTAFE.
The completion of the diploma component meets the professional requirement of the Victorian Department of Human Services for its employees working in this field.
Students receive both of awards from the respective institutions upon successful completion of the program.
Refer to the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling outcomes at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/1731.html.
Students are required to undertake a 16-day field education placement and a 60-day field placement during this course.
This course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and the Diploma meets the professional requirement of the Victorian Department of Human Services for its employees working in this field.
This course consists of a community welfare and counselling sequence, four compulsory units and additional studies in arts. Students also complete an alcohol, other drugs and mental health specialisation which is undertaken through GippsTAFE in flexible online mode. Students must complete 126 points in the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling, and nine modules in the Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health) component, equivalent to 18 points.
* Available minor disciplines.
Students must complete:
(a.) a community welfare and counselling sequence (66 points):
(b.) two compulsory supporting units (12 points):
(c.) two compulsory supporting unit at second level (12 points):
plus one of:
(d.) a TAFE Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health) specialisation comprising nine modules (18 points)
(e.) further arts units to complete a total of 144 points, including the following:
Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level.
No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.
Note: Psychological studies units are tailored to those students intending to proceed in community welfare and counselling, but some students may wish to undertake units in Psychology (APAC accredited) instead. Students who are interested in completing a minor in either of these disciplines must ensure they complete the first-year sequence.
Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling