Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice

Program code

1637

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$29,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

0101980

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

About this program

You will learn in a personal atmosphere through hands-on experience and from experts with strong links to the health sector, government and community.

You will study processes and structures related to providing services in specialist areas such as childcare, education, welfare, development and learning, family studies and child protection, and learn about ethics in child and family services.

You will undertake professional practice placements in your second and third year for which you must be available five working days each week.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1637 Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice (this program) Logan, Distance Education Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
2129 Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice (Honours) Logan Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

There are two modes of study for this program.

On-campus
As a full-time on-campus student, you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. The program includes three professional placements in Year 2 and 3 (82 days total) for which you must be available five working days each week. Some of the courses in this program are run in trimester 3 or in an intensive block format. It is important to check course profiles and your timetable carefully to ensure that all course requirements are fully understood.

Distance Education
Students can enrol in the Distance Education offering of the program and will be able to complete the program off-campus by distance learning via our online learning management system with the exception of three compulsory five-day face-to-face intensive on-campus courses.

As a full-time Distance Education student, you will study online which may include online coursework, readings, research, discussions and other course related study. You should check the minimum computer specifications for studying online before considering applying for the Distance Education offering of this program.

Your compulsory attendance is in the form of one five-day intensive course per year held at the Gold Coast campus as follows:

Domestic students studying off-shore outside Australia will be required to attend the compulsory face-to-face intensives on-campus in Australia as part of designated courses in accordance with professional accreditation requirements.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

This program includes compulsory study in Trimester 3. Students who commence in Trimester 2 should note that you will be required to study in Trimester 3 for each year of the program.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life. In this program you will spend 82 days (total 656 hours) in the work/professional environment.

  • In Year 2, you are required to undertake unpaid professional practice which requires part-time attendance at a child care centre on one occasion over 30 days and
  • In Year 3, you are required to undertake 52 days unpaid professional practice which requires full time attendance at a human service organisation over this trimester.

On-campus students: Some placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Logan/Gold Coast areas.

Distance Education students: Placements will be negotiated accordingly.

My career opportunities

You will be qualified to lead child and family programs in the early years' health and community services sector. You will also be qualified for positions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection and child safety services, community-based organisations, community development, family support services, foster care services, services for women, welfare organisations, and policy and research.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Professional recognition

This program is recognised by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out the minimum qualification requirements for educators working in children's education and care services.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the ACWA. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the ACWA to confirm registration requirements.

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice (1637)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation. Fit for Professional Practice Placement costs such as Blue Card, Police Check. See Fit for Professional Practice Placement website for more details.