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Undergraduate Certificate of Child and Family Studies COVID-19 Higher Education Support Program (UCCF) -

 Online
Semester intake:Semester 2 (July)
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Standard duration:0.5 years 
Program articulation:

To: Bachelor of Education (Primary); Diploma of University Studies

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au 
Ask a question
Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au 

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Program aims

The Undergraduate Certificate of Child and Family Studies provides you with an entry point to working with children and their families. It focuses on developing your knowledge of underpinning theory and practices to support wellbeing and manage emotional and behavioural problems. This certificate can provide an entry point to a Bachelor of Education (Primary), which provides graduates with a qualification for teaching students in classroom school settings.

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Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. describe and analyse how policy, social practices, families and individuals contribute to frameworks for mental health and well being

  2. outline and define the major social and adjustment problems experienced in childhood and adolescence

  3. identify and critically evaluate a range of appropriate interventions for children and adolescents across the human services contexts

  4. communicate clearly and coherently on the historical and current social welfare and health systems in Australian society through an introductory analysis of prevalent trends in key sectors such as health, disability, aging, housing, justice, and employment

  5. think critically, constructively and logically about the relationship between government, business and society.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Admission into this short program is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over. USQ assumes your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at senior high school level (Years 11 and 12) with at least a satisfactory achievement in English.


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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

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Program completion requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 18 months to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable and ready access to email and the Internet. Broadband access is required for the four compulsory core courses. For information technology requirements, please see the minimum computing standards.

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Articulation

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate of Child and Family Studies, graduates may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) subject to meeting:

Academic:


AND

Non-academic:

As a result of a national requirement, submission of a 1000-word personal statement that demonstrates Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies. The personal statement must address two categories that show your understanding of and motivations for studying the program:

  • Category 1: Interest in teaching children/young people;

  • Category 2: Involvement in personal learning and leadership activities.


Alternatively, successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate of Child and Family Studies will enable entry and up to four units of credit towards the BHMS Bachelor of Human Services .

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Undergraduate Certificate of Child and Family Studies Recommended Enrolment Pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HSW1110 Mental Health and Wellbeing12
EHF1100 Framing the Professional12Students must be enrolled in one of the following: UCTE or UCTP or BEED or BPED or BECH or BEDU (Early Child or Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary)
EDC2200 First Nations Education12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: UCTE or UCTP or UCTS or BEED or BSED or BEDU or BECH or BPED

Students to complete one of the following

EDC1100 Childhood Development (Birth - 12 years)12,3Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: UCTE or UCTP or BEED or BPED or BSED or BGEN or BECH
EDU3335 Managing Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Young People in the Helping Professions12Enrolment is not permitted in EDU3335 if EDU5335 has been previously completed.