2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Social Welfare Skills | 2020

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Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Social Welfare Skills



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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 Work and you will receive full credit towards that degree 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 Advanced Social Welfare Skills, a candidate must successfully complete at least 24 credit points as outlined below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
SOWK236 Approaches and Skills: Group Work 6 Spring
SOWK241 Perspectives on Diversity 6 Spring
SOWK337 Practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 6 Spring
SOWK340 Fields of Practice: Health, Ageing and Disability 6 Spring

Other Information

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

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020