¿Qué aprenderé?

Equips students with skills in analysing, researching and explaining interactions between people and their environment.

The course is ideal for students with a humanities background who are interested in a career in psychology and related areas such as children studies, youth work, human services and justice.

Family and Child Support Major

Equips students with knowledge and skills of working in leadership positions with children, families and communities in a range of fields.

These fields include early education and care, family support, parent education and policy and service development. The major adopts the frameworks of human rights and social inclusion and includes a practical placement to enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge to practice and to develop professional networks in the field. The major can be combined with other related fields such as counselling, criminology and justice, psychology and youth work.

Course structure

Students will be required to complete the Core unit set. This will be supported by selection of a supplementary program, comprising of: a Double Major; or a Major plus a Minor/elective units; or a Minor plus elective units. The Major and Minor need to be from an Arts/Humanitarian field. Generally, units in this course should be completed in year sequence (e.g. all first-year units should be completed before proceeding to second-year units).

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations.
  • Communicate disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and/or professional practice.
  • Think creatively to generate solutions.
  • Think critically to analyze, interpret and conceptualize/synthesize complex problems.
  • Use digital technologies evaluate and synthesize relevant information from multiple sources.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods.

Employment opportunities

Prepares graduates for a range of positions in the field of family and child support. Graduates can expect to access positions such as coordinators of family support and early intervention programs in various local and state government agencies and in the not-for-profit sector.

Possible future job titles

Coordinator of Early Intervention Programs, Family Support Officer/Coordinator, Policy Officer

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Arts and Humanities



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
A$32.300,00 (US$ 21.886) por año
Fecha de inicio

24 Febrero 2020, 27 Julio 2020


Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,


Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

En línea/Distancia (3 )

Costos de estudio
A$32.300,00 (US$ 21.886) por año
Fecha de inicio

24 Febrero 2020, 27 Julio 2020

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have obtained minimum of 24 points (minimum of 28 points for Law) consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level and 3 subsidiary level. Minimum grade 3 at higher level for an English subject, or minimum grade of 4 at standard level for an English subject. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

Para estudiantes internacionales

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52 with no scores less than 50.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.
  • International Baccalaureate - Higher level English grade 3 (2011) or grade 4 (2012 onwards) or a Standard Level (SL) grade of 4. Can be achieved through IB Certificate or IB Diploma. Note: IB Certificate does not satisfy ECU's minimum academic entry requirements for undergraduate entry
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) - An overall minimum score of 169 with no individual band less than 169.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - An overall minimum score of 169 with no individual band less than 169.

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Acerca de esta universidad

ECU es una de las 150 mejores universidades del mundo con menos de 50 años de edad según el Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018.

  • Tres campus repartidos por el suroeste de Australia.
  • Aprendizaje integral laboral cubriendo la demanda industrial.
  • Constantemente reconocida en Australia por calidad docente.
  • Muchas becas para apoyar a estudiantes internacionales.