Western Sydney University Online
Western Sydney University Online

Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community)

Bachelor Degree

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Course description



3 yrs

Study mode



Start date


3 start dates per year.

  • Start a rewarding career supporting children and families with the Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community)
  • Prepare to work as a Social Advocate, Community Development Officer, or Juvenile Justice Worker
  • Internationally recognised degree from a university ranked in the top 3% worldwide

Course details

Entry requirements

Academic or work experience

Start dates
3 start dates per year.
3 years full time or part time equivalent
Study mode
Education institution
Western Sydney University Online (RTO 90319)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including your citizenship or whether you have completed any other courses. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options
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Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community)

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Course content

24 units

  • The individual in society
  • Understanding society
  • Working with communities
  • People, place and social difference
  • Social research methods
  • Ethics in the social sciences
  • Applied social research
  • Contemporary social issues and professional practice
  • Context of human services
  • Working with cultural differences
  • Community work and development
  • Community and social action
  • Families and intimate life
  • Family violence: Policy and practice
  • Child abuse as a social issue
  • Community management and organisations

You will need to complete 8 electives as part of this course.

Entry requirements

  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study, OR
  • Work experience (in any industry) OR
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR, OR
  • Other testing options, for example, a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)

What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • the nature and effects of family violence on women and children
  • social change processes and their strengths and weaknesses in the 21st century
  • understanding culture, identity and difference
  • the role of human services in the Australian political context
  • theories and skills needed in community work and development

Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this degree allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 - 10 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Depending on your study load, you can finish your degree in as little as 3 years.

Possible study loads

You can study full time, part time, or at an accelerated pace. You can adjust your study load each teaching period, so you can fit study into your schedule around family, work, or other commitments.

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Supportive, interactive learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Western Sydney University Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Feedback and guidance from Student Advisors
  • Assignment support and online study groups

As a Western Sydney University Online student, you’ll study in small groups supported by expert Online Learning Coaches. Your Online Learning Coach will be able to assist you with your coursework, answer questions and provide assessment help.

In addition, a team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week with extended hours to provide you with technical support, essay writing and research advice.

Payment options

Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

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