Child Well-being and Protection

This course is not offered in 2016

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Part-time
Location: On campus | External | Online


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Child Well-being and Protection
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC089
CRICOS code: 069014B



The Graduate Certificate in Child Well-being and Protection is designed to enhance the knowledge and practical skills of social workers and other professionals who work with children and adolescents, especially in the child protection area.

Students will gain knowledge about the many influences upon children's safety and wellbeing, and the impact of and children's responses to major life events and transitions.

Throughout the course, the focus will be the perspective of children and young people, with students acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively with this client group, to interview children, and to consider the child's perspective (to the extent consistent with the child's age, maturity and circumstances) in planning therapeutic interventions. 

Child protection legislation and research around Australian child protection practices will be emphasised.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, such as work experience, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

All students will be required to have cleared a police check before they can undertake their Practicum topic.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Child Well-being and Protection 

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $8,460

2016: $13,200
2017: $13,650


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.