2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services | 2020

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Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services



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6 Months full-time

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Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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This course is designed to support school leavers and workers looking to up-skill or future-proof their careers.
It comprises four subjects that impart new skills and knowledge that can be applied to existing or future job roles, or as a basis for further study towards a UOW undergraduate or postgraduate degree. This course is aligned to the Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Public Health, and you will receive full credit towards one of the degrees on completion of this course.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge required to upskill professionally
2 Demonstrate lifelong learning
3 Apply knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas
4 Demonstrate an appropriate depth of integrated knowledge of the specialisation area.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services, a candidate must successfully complete at least 24 credit points as outlined below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
HAS 121 Human Development in Social Context 6
HAS 202 Introduction to Social Policy 6
SOWK234 Welfare State and Human Services 6
Please select ONE subject from the following:
INDS130 Indigenous Knowledge in Global Contexts 6
HAS 131 Introducing Crime and Justice 6

Other Information

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020