Bachelor of Health and Community Care (53B)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is no longer accepting applications.

Become job ready for a career in health. The Bachelor of Health and Community Care is suitable for anyone who is just starting out in the workforce, needs a career change or a skills update.

Choose your own study plan based on personal preference or career interests including:

  • Coaching and Counselling
  • Drugs and Medicines
  • Community and Mental Health
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Sports and Exercise
  • Epidemiology and Health Research
  • Health and community services management

With this course you will gain practical experience that is sought after by employers by developing high level communication, problem solving, management and strategic planning skills as well as learning to improve personal health, and developing your knowledge in community health promotion.

The Bachelor of Health and Community Care prepares students to contribute to improving the health status of individuals and communities in different social settings, whilst providing pathways to other health care courses.

With the aging population, chronic disease and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there is a rise in demand for health and allied health professionals, and support and personal care worker roles in services related to disability, aged care, mental health, alcohol and drug addiction.

The course equips individuals with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in positions such as manager in community care, development, education and services and as a pathway to further learning.

Graduates of this Bachelor Degree will have the core skills and knowledge required for work in a diverse range of health and community care settings.

Students will learn to:

  • Apply the principles of health literacy towards promoting the health and welfare of individuals and the communities they serve
  • Communicate health and community care information effectively with people/clients, health care professionals and organisations
  • Retrieve, critically evaluate, and demonstrate use of an evidence informed approach towards undertaking health care and planning activities
  • Demonstrate ongoing voluntary, self-motivated professional behaviours and reflection equal to lifelong learning

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation.

Please see the Safety in Practice information for further details.

Career outcomes

Career Opportunities in Health and Community Care

This degree can provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue occupational roles as assessors, coordinators, counsellors or managers within the following areas:

  • disability
  • child protection
  • drug and alcohol
  • family services
  • pastoral care
  • senior youth
  • social welfare
  • youth and family support
  • juvenile justice
  • early intervention

Further Study Opportunities

This degree provides options with pathways to degrees in the Faculty of Health. Streams include: Health Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Research, Paramedic Practice, and Psychological Science.

Course structure

The first two years of the Degree comprise the Associate Degree:

Year 1 - includes units in self-care, professionalism, management, communication and counselling

Year 2 - includes units in public health policy and quality and safety.

Year 3 - focuses on workplace integrated learning, community health engagement, including evaluating environmental health services, public and environmental health, policy and sociological models relevant to health.

The degree consists of a core major which delivers the essential skills to equip graduates to work in this sector.

The second major is a choice of either:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Disability
  • Aged Care

The additional minor and degree elective units in the course structure provide clear pathways to a range of professionally accredited health awards along with significant choice to enable students to gain skills in areas of personal interest.

Community Care and Support (Major 1 - Reversed Major)

This is a general nutrition unit which provides an overview of food and nutrition. It considers the influence of culture and ethnicity on food choice and explores the issues of food use from demographic, epidemiological and anthropological sources. It focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Principles of Health and Community Care and Support introduces the professional values, foundation concepts and core principles of care and support. The unit identifies social, cultural and political structures that shape a person's understanding and experiences of health and wellbeing,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on developing students' health literacy. Health literacy is the capacity to understand, evaluate and apply information to make decisions about health and health care. Students will explore how health information is communicated and how to distinguish evidence-based…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will introduce students for the legal, professional and ethical basis of health care in Australia and prepare them for studies in health professional courses. This unit integrates three areas of study: Introduction to higher education study in Australia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Community and public health policy reflect both national and local political and social conditions, as well as international conventions. In this unit, students will gain an understanding of the UN conventions that shape Australian policy, as well as the way…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Evidence Informed Practice for Quality and Safety provides students with an overview of the relationship between research and practice in community care and support. Students will learn about quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, and how to identify the appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advocacy in Community Care and Support will provide students with an understanding of the role and principles of advocacy for, or on behalf of, service users. Well-being takes different forms for each individual, and students will learn how to work…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Health and Wellbeing (Major 2)

Two units from the following list

Most Australians have used a herbal medicine, nutritional or dietary supplement (collectively referred to as 'complementary medicines') at some stage. Most people use complementary medicines to enhance health and support the performance of everyday tasks, while some use them to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs provides an overview of drugs that are prohibited in sport, their mechanisms of action, and effects on performance. In addition, testing methods are introduced as well as an overview of ethical considerations for doping…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to develop your knowledge of the Australian healthcare system with a focus on the legal and ethical aspects of patient rights. The Unit seeks to enable you to participate in the healthcare system as consumers, healthcare professionals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is an introduction to contexts of arts-based healthcare offering a range of research and practical activities. It provides evidence-based examples of effective arts-based approaches to health and well-being (including mental health, ageing, disability, and serious illness) and covers…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will introduce students to the principles of stress reducing practices including mindfulness, positive psychology, goal setting, creativity, physical exercise and conflict resolution through a series of learning tasks and practical exercises. Activities based on these principles have been…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Foundations of Nutrition and Food will provide participants with knowledge and skills to help improve their nutritional status and food consumption in the community and workplaces. The online interactive course will look at basic nutrition knowledge including the dietary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the complex needs of the person requiring Addiction Services. Students will explore theories of substance abuse and identify principles of dependence within a range of maladaptive behaviours. The unit considers personal, social, economic, and cultural impacts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Two units from the following list

In this unit, students will be introduced to the Australian electronic health system, gaining knowledge of what is being stored, who stores material and controls it, as well as who can access it. The benefits of electronically stored health records…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will be introduced to the role of exercise across the lifespan. Different forms of exercise, in terms of training modalities and adaptations, as well as their different outcomes for people at different life stages will be explored. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an overview of the development and use of digital technologies for mental health. In it, students will explore how apps and websites respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs of diverse population groups in different social…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sporting Injuries Prevention and Management introduces students to common sporting injury types, and to their prognosis in the long (e.g., brain trauma, ligament and tendon damage) and short term. Students will learn about effective injury prevention techniques and self-care strategies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students will gain an understanding of the prevalence and presentations of depression, as well as of the factors that influence its development. Through Depression and the Community, you will gain an understanding of the experiences of people living with depression.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Medications and Self Care focuses on the role of the pharmacist in optimising the use of medicines and improving health outcomes. Students are introduced to professional problem solving and decision making. There is a focus on patient-centred care with patient…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides both individuals and team sport athletes with the prerequisite knowledge to address their specific nutritional training and competition needs, and to develop sound sports nutrition principles that will underpin improved performance. Upon completion of this unit, athletes,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Integrated Health Care and Practice builds on earlier studies undertaken and will develop a substantive framework of health care and wellbeing knowledge and skills, utilising case studies and simulated learning. It focuses on a range of chronic conditions experienced by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In Workplace Integrated Learning Practice, students choose a particular focus through which they will further develop their practice as agents of wellbeing and their understanding of community based health and wellbeing issues. Students will take into account their own wellbeing,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND
Two units from the following list

This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion and its rationale. Students will develop an understanding of the strategies, methods and theories used in health promotion, to meet the needs of diverse population groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will consider the basis of occupational health and safety, the legal framework and important principles, including risk assessment (e.g., in the health industry). It contains modules concerning particular areas of occupational health and case examples from various industries.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Health Foundations (Minor)

Two units from the following list

This unit aims to support your ability to appraise critically attitudes to ageing and aged care in Australia, and to engage in independent inquiry and reflection in the online environment with inter-professional peers and teachers. You will gain an understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the various understandings of health and models of healthcare in contemporary Australia. Factors that determine and influence health and illness are explored. The experience of health and illness is considered in the context of individuals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to human growth and physical development, major body systems and health assessment across the lifespan. Approaches to health assessment will be introduced, with the integration of foundational anatomy and physiology. Students will begin to develop the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the key concepts introduced in CNA152: Health Assessment 1 with students continuing to develop their understanding of major body systems and health assessment across the lifespan. Approaches to health assessment will be further matured with the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements and policy frameworks have shaped the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within this unit. You will…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Health service providers in Australia need to respond effectively to diverse populations. This unit will introduce to you the diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and abilities in Australia. You will examine how belonging to a diverse group can…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves a range of on-line and campus-based learning activities that introduce students to key concepts of health and healthcare, the pharmacy profession, roles of a pharmacist, quality use of medicines, government funding, regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical industry and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Undertaking medical research requires a range of skills and knowledge related to the ways information is generated, evaluated and communicated. Processes like peer review and open evaluation are essential to ensure that the knowledge underpinning medicine, health care and medical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Most Australians have used a herbal medicine, nutritional or dietary supplement (collectively referred to as 'complementary medicines') at some stage. Most people use complementary medicines to enhance health and support the performance of everyday tasks, while some use them to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs provides an overview of drugs that are prohibited in sport, their mechanisms of action, and effects on performance. In addition, testing methods are introduced as well as an overview of ethical considerations for doping…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to develop your knowledge of the Australian healthcare system with a focus on the legal and ethical aspects of patient rights. The Unit seeks to enable you to participate in the healthcare system as consumers, healthcare professionals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is an introduction to contexts of arts-based healthcare offering a range of research and practical activities. It provides evidence-based examples of effective arts-based approaches to health and well-being (including mental health, ageing, disability, and serious illness) and covers…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will introduce students to the principles of stress reducing practices including mindfulness, positive psychology, goal setting, creativity, physical exercise and conflict resolution through a series of learning tasks and practical exercises. Activities based on these principles have been…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Foundations of Nutrition and Food will provide participants with knowledge and skills to help improve their nutritional status and food consumption in the community and workplaces. The online interactive course will look at basic nutrition knowledge including the dietary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the complex needs of the person requiring Addiction Services. Students will explore theories of substance abuse and identify principles of dependence within a range of maladaptive behaviours. The unit considers personal, social, economic, and cultural impacts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces a sociological perspective on health and illness. The focus will be on how social and cultural processes shape both the distribution of health and illness, and the experience of illness. Health issues such as obesity, smoking, depression,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Two units from the following list.

This unit introduces students to the importance of physical activity for good health. Students will learn about the far-reaching effect of various types of physical activity on personal health, and the connection between inactivity and diseases and conditions (such as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion and its rationale. Students will develop an understanding of the strategies, methods and theories, used in health promotion, to meet the needs of diverse population groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This 13-week blended unit provides students with an overview of counselling concepts and skills. Students will be introduced to theories of counselling and basic communication skills. Multicultural counselling and an awareness of some of the ethical and professional issues facing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The body is normally understood as exclusively biological, but it is also subject to competing social forces. For example, our bodies allow us to comprehend the world. It is also the site through which others come to identify and classify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Suggested Electives and Breadth Units

This unit introduces students to the importance of physical activity for good health. Students will learn about the far-reaching effect of various types of physical activity on personal health, and the connection between inactivity and diseases and conditions (such as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit extends your understanding of the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social and environmental dimensions of health and wellness. The content focuses on critical aspects of social and emotional learning (SEL) to ensure you can successfully implement a program of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The body is normally understood as exclusively biological, but it is also subject to competing social forces. For example, our bodies allow us to comprehend the world. It is also the site through which others come to identify and classify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion and its rationale. Students will develop an understanding of the strategies, methods and theories, used in health promotion, to meet the needs of diverse population groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people's perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This 13-week blended unit provides students with an overview of counselling concepts and skills. Students will be introduced to theories of counselling and basic communication skills. Multicultural counselling and an awareness of some of the ethical and professional issues facing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will consider the basis of occupational health and safety, the legal framework and important principles, including risk assessment (e.g., in the health industry). It contains modules concerning particular areas of occupational health and case examples from various industries.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of professional disciplines the skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on understanding the concept of 'community', cultural differences among, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Applications for the Bachelor of Health and Community Care are considered on a case by case basis. We consider applicants from a broad range of life experiences and backgrounds including individuals:

  • with professional learning or formal study qualifications and skills
  • entering University to study as a mature age student with little previous formal qualifications and/ or experience in this field

There are no formal pre-requisites, however a good level of computer competency and willingness to engage in online learning is highly recommended.

Safety in Practice Compliance

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirementscompliance documentation.

This includes completing/providing:

  • national criminal history check;
  • working with children registration;
  • medical, physical and psychological capacity to safely undertake the Faculty of Health Mandatory Functional Requirements; and
  • infectious disease and immunisation status.

The Faculty assesses student compliance in accordance with the Safety in Practice Compliance and Risk Assessment Procedure. Without this documentation, students may be excluded from participating in their course.

Students must submit documentation complying with the Safety in Practice Requirements before:

  • semester one census date annually; or
  • in case of late enrolment, prior to beginning study.

The exceptions are the Working with Children Registrationand Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

A person holding another qualification (completed or otherwise) from this University or another approved institution may be permitted by the Faculty to count towards the degree. Students need to apply for credit when applying for entry to the degree.

Students who have completed the first two years of studying the Associate Degree of Health and Community Care are able to continue onto the Bachelor of Health and Community Care.

The Bachelor of Health and Community Care provides pathway to a number of courses in the Faculty of Health.

Students who have passed all year 1 units of the award are eligible to apply for entry into the:

  • Bachelor of Nursing and
  • Bachelor of Health Science

Students who have passed all year 1 and year 2 units are eligible to apply for entry into the:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine and
  • Bachelor of Medical Research.

Students can also exit with an Associate Degree in Health and Community Care after successful completion of 200 points.

Associate Degree of Health and Community Care

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website. (Add link)

International Students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the International Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

  • Text books and stationery
  • Accommodation
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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