Human and Community Services

 

Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GCHUCOSE-01

Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Table of Units of Study for the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)
6 credit points of core units of study from the Table; and
(b)
18 credit points of elective units of study, including 12 credit points of elective units chosen from the Table and 6 credit points of elective units chosen from any postgraduate units offered by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

5 Specialisations

(1)
The completion of a specialisation is optional for these courses. The award of a specialisation is dependent on the units of study completed.
(2)
A specialisation in the Graduate Certificate requires the completion of the required core and elective units of study listed in the Table for the relevant specialisation.
(3)
The specialisations available are:
(a)
Domestic and Family Violence

6 Credit for previous study

(1)
Credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community services may be granted under the following conditions:
(a)
no more than 6 credit points, or one quarter of the credit-point requirement for the Graduate Certificate, will be granted;
(b)
credit will not be granted for the core unit of study; and
(c)
the study must have been completed within three years of commencement of candidature for the Graduate Certificate.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2019.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2019 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2024.  The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.