Southern Cross University
The Bachelor of Social Welfare provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services sector. During their studies, students gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling. Particular emphasis is placed on social justice and human rights as the basis for social welfare practice. In addition to core units that cover counselling, welfare law, social research and community development, students choose a major area of study. The course articulates with a range of VET awards. It can also provide a pathway to the Universitys Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying), which is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Masters degree is for graduates who have undertaken prior study in the social 2754s, social welfare, psychology, or related fields. Graduates of this Masters degree will qualify as social workers in Australia and may also be eligible to apply to work as social workers overseas.
|Institution Name||Southern Cross University|
|Campus Location||Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Online|
|Course Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Course University||Southern Cross University|
Bold, progressive, and celebrating 25 years in 2019, Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities. Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. All are unique regions renowned for their natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour.
Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China and Papua New Guinea.We have a large and diverse range of courses available online, offering interactive and immersive learning experiences, wherever our students are.
Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.We aim to produce graduates who are career ready, world ready and digitally literate, and who experience an academic environment distinctive for its personal approach.
The University has a strong focus on industry and community collaboration to produce engaged teaching and research outcomes. The University is home to nine research centres.In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of ‘at world standard’ or above in 24 research fields. In nine research fields the University was evaluated at the highest possible classification of ‘well above world standard’. This was achieved in the fields of Geochemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Management, Zoology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Crop and Pasture Production, Forestry Sciences, Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.