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Diploma of Community Welfare Work

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  • Objectives
    Workers completing this course are usually invovled in service delivery, either direct client work and/or health promotion and community development projects. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers. They are also required to have an understanding of Indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.
  • Entry requirements
    Student maturity is vital given course content and subsequent employment options. Completion of the equivalent of one year full time paid or unpaid work in the human services field is also essential, as well as successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent and/or a demonstrated ability to work at a Year 12 level. Other Entry Requirements All applicants must attend an information session where an application form will be available. Should eligibility requirements be met, selection will be based on a group interview.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Community Welfare Work
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    The course structure is designed to ensure a balance between theory and practice. Students will undertake subjects relating to:

        * Communication skills
        * Sociology
        * Psychology
        * Case management
        * Politics
        * Community development
        * Law
        * Networking
        * Research
        * Organisational management
        * Counselling skills

    Where     • Bendigo (City Campus)

    Duration Options

    This diploma is a three year, part time course.

    Selection Process    
    • Group Interview
    • Skills Test

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successfully completing this diploma course you will be eligible for employment in a variety of occupations including: welfare officer, community worker, family counsellor, foster care worker, volunteer coordinator and housing worker.

    Further Study Options     

    Further studies are available at both TAFE and university levels. At university, a degree in Social Work may be undertaken.

    Assessment    

    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Packaging Rules     

    19 units must be selected for this qualification including:

        * 15 compulsory units
        * 4 elective units

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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