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The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face, Online
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
AUD17,565 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
0.5 years full-time.
Face to Face, Online
The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Family Studies has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas of family practice including family studies and cultural diversity, enabling you to address complex problems confronting families and their communities.
You will be armed with the fundamental educational foundation and knowledge and skills to ensure you succeed in your chosen field.
The Graduate Certificate in Family Studies offers fundamental education in family studies. You will complete one core course and a further three directed courses to enable you to tailor your studies to your interest areas.
You will apply your acquired knowledge and skills of a variety of methodological, practical and theoretical approaches to a range of professional, national and international contexts. You will understand family function and form across a diversity of family life and connect with the basic principles and intervention approaches for working with families in contemporary societies.
Key areas of study include:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Graduates be qualified to effectively support and work with families including men and fathers in areas such as intergenerational trauma or family violence.
You will be prepared with the fundamental skills to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied family contexts, and work toward preventing as well as remediating problems whilst maintaining a commitment to improving overall quality of life. You will promote improved service delivery systems by addressing the quality of direct services, and by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability and coordination among professionals and agencies.
Possible career paths may include: