40 credit points
Duration 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Available at Strathfield Campus NSW (Mount Saint Mary)
should be able to grow up in an environment which enables them to develop
physically, intellectually and socially in conditions of freedom and dignity.
The protection of children is a shared responsibility of parents, professionals
and the wider community. Child protection and child abuse are complex
and sensitive issues which our society is endeavouring to address. There
is an increasing need for all those who have dealings with young people
to maintain a well-informed professional knowledge of the facts and associated
issues pertaining to child abuse.
course will develop practitioners' knowledge and skills in the planning
and implementation of programs to minimise the impacts of child abuse
in the community. These programs will assist practitioners to effectively
work in the field by identifying children who may be at risk, implementing
pro-active strategies to develop protective behaviours in these children
and assist their families to be pro-active in the area of child protection.
course has been developed for teachers, childcare workers, residential
careers and community workers who deal with children and families. This
course will provide them with the knowledge and skills to effectively
work in the field.
Mode of Offering
This course is offered on campus.
applications are available at www.uac.edu.au.
Go to the postgraduate section then click on the Apply-by-Web under Login
Access and follow the instructions provided. Application Forms (Form PG)
and instructions are also available from the Student Centre or UAC. Applications
through UAC do not require academic records as they are available electronically.
entry will be by degree or graduate diploma qualifications in the fields
of school and community education. There is also provision for recognition
of previous work and study experience in relevant fields.
Applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are specifically encouraged to apply.
Elective Units (one unit to be selected)
Electives offered in this course give students the opportunity to select an area of interest for in-depth study.
Requirements for Completion of Award
Satisfactory completion of four units.
Total of 40 credit points.