Community Welfare & Human Services
Community Welfare & Human Services integrates theory and practice from the fields of political, behavioural, and social sciences to equip students for key roles in development, organisation, management and delivery of community welfare and human services.
Drawing on an experience-based model of teaching and learning, our courses equip students to undertake:
- Direct service provision roles
- Research and administrative roles
- Capacity-building and strength-based practice with individuals, communities and organisations, to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.
A Major in Community Welfare & Human Services is available at both Newcastle and Central Coast campuses, offered through the Bachelor of Social Science program. The Major prepares students for innovative and creative practice in the dynamic field of the community welfare sector and the broad arena of human services.
Students undertaking the Community Welfare & Human Services Major via the Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSci) have the option of doing a Practicum/Field Study in a community or government agency. The Practicum/Field Study involves both project planning and project implementation. Students generally undertake the Practicum/Field Study in the third year of their full-time degree or the equivalent for part-time studies.
For more information please contact Head of Discipline Dr Alex Beveridge
Academic Staff in Community Welfare & Human Services
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