Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice

This course presents the core knowledge and skills in assessment, intervention and case management used in the decision-making, planning and reviewing processes of child protection.

Careers and further study

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Career Pathways

The course has direct relevance for employment in statutory protection settings, in community-based child and family welfare agencies and in out-of-home and leaving care sectors in which knowledge of child protection is required.
The course has direct relevance for employment in statutory protection settings, in community-based child and family welfare agencies and in out-of-home and leaving care sectors in which knowledge of child protection is required.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - full fee paying students

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2022
$7,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course will equip the student with contemporary knowledge and skills in responding to child protection challenges. Current international evidence-informed practice and research wisdom will be presented to frame key issues and provide practical information for assessment and decision-making. Professional supervision, case and staff management and the importance of a relationship-based approach to trauma-informed practice will be central, as well as a child and family centred approach. 

About the course

This certificate is for caseworkers, managers, and policy makers working in the field of child protection, across government and community agencies, who wish to focus in-depth on the specialist knowledge and skills required for this complex and demanding area of practice. It is also relevant for teachers, chaplains, youth workers, psychologists, police, legal practitioners and anyone working with children in a professional capacity. 
Graduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Beginning of year and mid year
Weekly contact time
  • x4  intensive units. 4 days per unit run throughout the year. 30 contact hours per unit.

Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11280
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice
Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Beginning of year and mid year
Weekly contact time
  • x4  intensive units. 4 days per unit run throughout the year. 30 contact hours per unit.

Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11280
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 x intensive units. 4 days per unit run throughout the year. 30 contact hours per unit.

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

What you'll learn

  • Make evidence-informed child protection assessments
  • Learn about contemporary child protection issues
  • Contemporary supervision and management techniques in child protection
  • Risk management in family intervention
     
Graduate certificate in Child Protection Practice

Top 3 reasons to study this course

  1. To gain the necessary knowledge and skills to make evidence-informed decisions about child protection concerns
  2. To learn from award-winning, experienced practitioners and researchers in the field with relevant expertise
  3. To be best qualified to work in any child related professional field and to be considered for senior positions. 
     
Graduate certificate in Child Protection Practice

What's next after this course?

Future study

After completing this graduate certificate you may wish to consider studying Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work

 

Career outcomes

  • Case worker, child protection
  • Child abuse unit social worker- hospital, police
  • Education support staff