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Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community) Online

The society we live in is diverse, complex and fascinating. If you're interested in what makes the world around you tick and are also passionate about the issues facing families and children, then our online Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community) is for you.

Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community) gives you the foundation to build a career in human services, with a particular focus on skills to support children and families. Understand how contemporary issues and needs impact a child’s development and the community.

A passport into the world of social science, this degree gives you the knowledge to develop your confidence and competence in the field.

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Start Date

Feb, Jun, Sep

Qualification

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Units

24

Fees (estimated)

$19,680

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Entry Criteria

Entry criteria

There are many ways you can gain entry into a degree through Western Sydney University Online. We accept any one of the following:

  • Cert III or Cert IV, in any field
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study
  • Work experience, in any industry
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Contact us

Contact a Course Consultant for more information about your specific qualifications or experience.

Call us on 1300 050 928.

Or you can contact us online and make an enquiry today.

Course Units

The below units must be successfully completed to graduate from your degree.

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The Individual in Society

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Understanding Society

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Working with Communities

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People, Place and Social Difference

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Social Research Methods

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Ethics in the Social Sciences

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Applied Social Research

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Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice

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Context of Human Services

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Working with Cultural Differences

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Community Work and Development

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Community and Social Action

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Families and Intimate Life

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Family Violence: Policy and Practice

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Child Abuse as a Social Issue

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Community Management and Organisations

Support

We are here to support you when you need it. Our dedicated support team are available over the phone or online seven days a week to answer all your questions. From technical support through to academic questions, we have the tools and people to make your study journey achievable and enjoyable.

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Career Opportunities

Social Advocate

Work on behalf of disadvantaged social groups to further social justice.

Research Assistant

Use multiple streams of data to gather information for social change projects.

Community Development Officer

Bring about social change and improve the quality of life within a community.

Juvenile Justice Worker

Provide counselling, supervision or management to young people detained in a facility.

Learning at Western Sydney University Online

A unique opportunity

Our Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community) is an internationally recognised degree from a university ranked among the top 2% in the world. This degree provides you with a strong foundation in social sciences combined with an in-depth understanding of issues facing families and children.

Your online community

At Western Sydney University Online, you will join an online community of leaders. Taught by specially trained online coaches, this degree has been designed to set you up for success. The connections you make could be the next step to a career opportunity.

Learning that suits you

Log on and learn any time that suits you. Study management online and be the master of your own schedule in an innovative online classroom.

Start your study journey.

Apply online by filling out our application form or speak to a Consultant on 1300 050 928.