About the course

About the course

This course in child protection and case management will provide you with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of case management specific to child protection. 

The skills and knowledge are structured with psychological theories and practice that inform essential child development theories and evidence based practice.  These are major contributors to working effectively and leading practice in the service delivery of case management in child protection.

You'll study:

  • principles of case management
  • human behaviour
  • child protection
  • trauma informed practice

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Intake Dates & Course Length


April

Full time: 13 weeks

Mode of delivery is online. Online engagement hours are typically 16 hours per week. An additional 32 hours per week of personal study time is typical.

This course is delivered online.  Online learning can involve a range of programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Online delivery means that you can enrol in this course when you wish, and complete at your own pace.

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Career & Learning Outcomes


This course may provide you with professional employment opportunities in specific fields of practice within community services where the application of knowledge and skills of child protection case management are required.  On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply advocacy skills and child protection theories to practice in the case management sector of many community service organisations.

This course in child protection and case management provides graduates with a broad understanding of child protection principles including ethics, good practices and risks which are integral to effective case management.  Graduates will have detailed theoretical knowledge and skills of counselling and trauma which is intrinsic to case management planning as a specific pathway for working in the field of child protection.

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Entry Requirements


Offshore Residents

  • Australian Year 12 completion or International equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 or International equivalent recognised by the Institute

Australian Residents

Applications with higher education study

Applicants with higher education are those who have completed some or all of a higher education course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education.  This includes study undertaken by applicants at non-university higher education providers or university, such as applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute.

Applicants with higher education may be eligible for advanced standing and should mention any relevant qualifications in their application or during the interview with the academic course manager.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry and must also have:

    • achieved a score of at least 20 in English or demonstrate an equivalent literacy standard
    • booked and successfully completed an individual online selection interview
    • competent computer skills for accessing subject resources, completing online ttutorial tasks and submitted word processed assignments through StudentWeb

Applicants with vocational education and training study

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those who have completed some or all of a VET course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education.  Applicants with a Diploma or higher qualifications may be eligible for advanced standing and should mention any relevant qualifications in their application or during the interview with the academic course manager.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry and must also have:

    • achieved a score of at least 20 in English or demonstrate an equivalent literacy standard
    • booked and successfully completed an individual online selection interview
    • competent computer skills for accessing subject resources, completing online tutorial tasks and submitting word processed assignments through StudentWeb

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those that left secondary education more that 2 years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

Experience could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education. This includes mature age entry, professional experience or community services work experience.

Applicants with relevant work and life experience may be eligible for advanced standing should mention any relevant experience in their application or during the interview the the academic course manager.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry and must also have:

    • achieved a score of at least 20 in English or demonstrate an equivalent literacy standard
    • booked and successfully completed an individual online selection interview
    • competent computer skills for accessing subject resources, completing online ttutorial tasks and submitted word processed assignments through StudentWeb

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Australian Residents

Direct Entry

 

Offshore Residents

Please apply through:

  1. An authorised representative in your country
  2. A Box Hill Institute booth of an education exhibition
  3. Direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the International office for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


If you have successfully completed a Diploma of Community Services (or equivalent qualification) you may qualify for 6 credit points (1 unit).

Successful completion of the course will enable you to apply for four units (24 credit points) of advance standing into the Bachelor of Community Services.

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Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$7,992
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$249$8,241
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$249$8,241

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure


You are required to complete all online activities and attend designated discussion forums and live tutorials. Students will require a computer with reliable internet access in order to participate in online forums and to download and upload class materials. A webcam and microphone (such as on a laptop or smart phone) is essential to participate in online discussions forums and to record or present some assessment tasks.

Lectures are recorded and can be watched in your own time. There will be live sessions once a week on Microsoft Teams (links to login will be provided).

You should expect to spend 12 hours per week per subject including personal study.  Completions of all 4 unit subjects is required to graduate.

  • CM101 Introduction To The Principles Of Case Management
    6.0 points

    160.0 hours

    Introduction to the Principles of Case Management (CM101) will examine the fundamental principles of case management in context to working with clients within a community services context. Students will learn and practice case management processes, analyse and evaluate case management systems. An introduction to appropriate information sharing, strategies for referral and the use of community resources. Mandatory and best practice protocols for documentation and reporting is examined through case studies and duty of care is discussed within the context of complex or high risk situations, such as working with protective and custodial agencies and cases with high public or political sensitivity. The importance of considering family structures and dynamics, and the differences in these between cultures is emphasised in the case management context.


    Prerequisites: none
    Assessment: Assessment 1 - Tutorial Tasks (equivalent 2000 words) Assessment 2 - Research case management experiences through analysing 4 position descriptiions to describe the various contexts of the role (1500 words) Assessent 3 - Learning Portfolio - reflection of unit learnings including princ[;es ad practice of case management (1500 words)

  • PSY101 Understanding Human Behaviour
    6.0 points

    160.0 hours

    The Understanding Human Behaviour (PSY101) introduces students to developmental psychology as an understanding of what drives or motivates human behaviour. Students will explore the theories that underpin an understanding of human development across the lifespan, including theories of attachment, cognitive and social development in the context of socio-cultural frameworks. Examination of developmental, psychological and cognitive disorders will provide a more understanding of human behaviour as relevant to community services. Learners will analyse a range of strategies for supporting client behaviour across many fields of community services.


    Prerequisites: none
    Assessment: Assessment 1 - Tutorial tasks and activities (equivalent 2000 words) Assessment 2 - Portfolio that examines approaches to human developmental psychology throughout the lifespan (1500 words) Assessment 3 - Essay - Examine a range of scenariios to determine impact of social, psychological and cultural factors on human behaviiour. Identify supports to meet needs of people with a range of behavioural needs (1500 words)

  • CP201 Principles And Practices In Child Protection
    6.0 points

    160.0 hours

    Principles and Practices in Child Protection (CP201) provides students to advance and create knowledge to promote and improve the safety and wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities. Students will evaluate current legislative, ethical and best practice requirements of working in child protection. Learners will build their capabilities in integrating theories of child development, trauma, and evidence-based practice with models of practice and service delivery in Child Protection. The student will use a case study approach, and prepare a case for the Children’s Court in order to facilitate the “Child’s Voice” in child protection practice and management


    Prerequisites: none
    Assessment: Assessment 1 - Tutorial tasks and activities (2000 words) Assessment 2 - Essay - an exxay on an area of child protection practice and management that identifies underpinning child protection guidelines and principles of legislation (1500 words) Assessment 3 - Using a case study, prepare a case for the Children's Court (1500 words)

  • TIP309 Understanding And Approaching Trauma Informed Practice
    6.0 points

    160.0 hours

    Understanding and Approaching Trauma Informed Practice (TIP309) provides students the opportunity to explore trauma theory and the application of this knowledge in the field of community services. It will consider various models and ideas which culminate to form an integrated and context sensitive approach to trauma informed practice. The models and practices examined will be found to be transferable across the wide range of community services and client groups


    Prerequisites: none
    Assessment: Assessment 1 - Tutorial tasks and activities (2000 words) Assessment 2 - Case Study (1500 words) Assessment 3 - Project - Design a trauma informed community program (1500 words)


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