Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing

Why study the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing at UNE?

This course provides an entry point to careers in welfare and community service work and health work.

The course explores the context of welfare and community service and health work and provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills to contribute to addressing individual and community concerns. Students may select units that explore a specific area of focus. Students may be required to attend field placement in some units within the course.

Please note this course is only available for admission to international students in 2017.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing will have the skills and knowledge to enter early career work and employment in community, welfare and health sectors.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time

FEES

International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation DipComWelWbng
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
Fees International
Total Credit Points 48
Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures), including meeting the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Additional Requirements

Criminal Background Check

All students intending to undertake a professional experience placement in Australia whose work is categorised as 'practical training as part of an educational or vocational course', must complete an International or National Criminal Background Check. International students please check wtih the School of Health Clinical Placement Office for requirements.

Working with Children Check*

All students intending to undertake a professional experience placement whose work is categorised as 'practical training as part of an educational or vocational course', must complete a Working with Children Check application or appropriate overseas equivalent e.g. international police records check.

Vaccinations

Prior to attendance at UNE, students may need to ensure that they are appropriately vaccinated as per NSW Health policy.

NSW Health requires all students to be fully vaccinated and provide evidence of their vaccination status plus provide evidence of protection against the following: adult diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, hepatitis B (all hepatitis B vaccinations must have been completed well before the commencement of the course), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox) and tuberculosis. Information about what is required is available at the ClinConnect Immunisation Compliance website.

Students liaise with the School of Health Clinical Placement Office for more information.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

Peony Red (BCC 37)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures) including the English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Additional Requirements
Criminal Background Check

All students intending to undertake a professional experience placement in Australia whose work is categorised as 'practical training as part of an educational or vocational course', must complete an International or National Criminal Background Check. International students please check with the School of Health Clinical Placement Office for requirements.

Working with Children Check*

All students intending to undertake a professional experience placement whose work is categorised as 'practical training as part of an educational or vocational course', must complete a Working with Children Check application or appropriate overseas equivalent e.g. international police records check.

Vaccinations

Prior to attendance at UNE, students may need to ensure that they are appropriately vaccinated as per NSW Health policy.

NSW Health requires all students to be fully vaccinated and provide evidence of their vaccination status plus provide evidence of protection against the following: adult diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, hepatitis B (all hepatitis B vaccinations must have been completed well before the commencement of the course), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox) and tuberculosis. Information about what is required is available at the ClinConnect Immunisation Compliance website.

Students liaise with the School of Health Clinical Placement Office for more information.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be one year as a full-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Complete one Approved Coursework Program 48 cps
Total 48 cps
Approved Coursework Programs/Majors

General Program
Pacific Focus

Award of Degree

A candidate who meets the course requirements and does not specialise shall be awarded the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing. A candidate who meets the course requirements and does specialise shall be awarded the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing (Pacific Focus).

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The course aims to provide graduates with a foundational set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that underpin employment and further study in health and social care.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. synthesise and apply foundational knowledge and skills to facilitate optimal outcomes for individuals and communities;
  2. demonstrate a range of skills in inter-professional and/or transcultural health contexts to meet individual and community requirements;
  3. work collaboratively and ethically with individuals or groups to implement socially inclusive and culturally appropriate strategies in a range of welfare and community sector settings; and
  4. use strategies to maintain their own health and well-being when working in challenging situations.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will possess specific theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in welfare and wellbeing. Graduates will be able to identify the interrelationship among the social determinants of health to the welfare and wellbeing of a range of communities and populations.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to communicate, interact and negotiate with others effectively in both oral and written formats.

Problem Solving

Graduates will apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of commonly occurring situations in individual and community health and wellbeing contexts. They will be able to make and justify decisions as well as delegate and refer appropriately.

Information Literacy

Graduates will possess information literacy abilities to access and evaluate a wide variety of information. They will be able to use information and information technology in welfare and community as well as academic environments.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will have a foundational understanding of the core principles underpinning ethical practice and social justice as applied to health, welfare and community work.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will have a scholarly attitude to learning and the acquisition of knowledge and skills. They will engage in continuous inquiry and reflective practice in order to enhance their practice in providing welfare and community services.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be able to work effectively in teams and collaborate with clients, their families and communities and other service providers.

How to Apply

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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