This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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/4076|
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, disability, family support, homelessness, community corrections, youth justice, community development, aged care, family violence, and research and policy analysis. The study program includes interpersonal counselling and group work skills, community development practice, case management and organisational practice as well as developing a strong knowledge base in social justice.
Students must complete a structured sequence in community welfare and counselling, and two practice placements in a wide range of community development and human service organisations. Students will also complete a complementary arts minor in Australian Indigenous studies, psychological studies, psychology, criminal justice or sociology, and a specialisation in disability through GippsTAFE.
The completion of the diploma 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 outcomes for the single degree 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling.
Students are required to undertake a 20-day field education placement and a 60-day block 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, a complementary arts minor and additional studies in arts. Students also complete a disability specialisation which is undertaken through GippsTAFE in flexible face-to-face and online mode. Students must complete 132 points in the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling, and five modules in the Diploma of Disability component, equivalent to 12 points.
Note: the following are available minor disciplines: Australian Indigenous studies, criminal justice, psychological studies, psychology and sociology.
Students must complete:
(a.) a community welfare and counselling sequence (66 points):
(b.) four compulsory supporting units (24 points):
(i.) Students must complete:
(ii.) Plus one of:
(c.) a TAFE Diploma of Disability specialisation comprising five modules (12 points)
(d.) a complementary minor in one of the available disciplines listed under 'Areas of study' (24 points)
(e.) a further 18 points in arts, including 6 points at first-year level
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.
Arts elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of arts unitsindexes of arts units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the code ATS and numbers 1-3.
Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling