Bachelor of Health and Community Care Management

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Bachelor of Health and Community Care Management

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Program summary

Take charge and seize new opportunities.

Health and community care faces a new world with a focus on care from home. This community care is associated with a range of different health situations experienced by people of all ages and backgrounds. Be one of the first to gain a tertiary education in the growing and fast-changing health and community care industry.

The program focuses on analysing health care trends, managing human resources, providing workplace education and training, and coordinating complex care situations. Learn as you engage with a range of activities designed to help you appreciate the way that people experience care designed to maximise their potential health and well-being. You will be able to choose from careers that can include a respite care coordinator, leisure and lifestyle coordinator, aged care manager and a staff development officer. You will also be in a position to prepare for jobs growth through the government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme and Aged Care Reform. As a result of this scheme, thousands of people will be eligible to receive care based in the community, and you can be one of the first to provide it.

If you have TAFE qualifications and aspire to coordinator or management roles, there is now a pathway that takes advantage of our strong relationship with local and regional TAFE providers.

Career opportunities

This program prepares knowledgeable and skilled graduates to work within the dynamic, health and community care sector. You can work as a leisure and lifestyle coordinator, respite care coordinator, aged care manager, staff development officer, practice manager, quality assurance officer.

Post-admission requirements

Before undertaking work place learning, students must undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Blue Card. Refer to Program requirements and notes.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Recommended study sequence

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Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure.
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory courses, including the core course
  • You must select and register your compulsory major(s)/minor(s) as soon as possible
Program notes
  • Hold a valid Suitability Card (Blue Card), which is issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG). You should allow 12 weeks for CCYPCG to issue the card. Note: students who do not possess a valid Blue Card will be unable to complete the work place learning component of their program and will be unable to meet graduation requirements
  • Have a National Criminal History check (by Queensland Police Service or other state / territory authority)
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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