Griffith University

Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice

Griffith University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0101980

Level of study: Undergraduate


You will learn in a personal atmosphere through hands-on experience and from experts with strong links to the health sector, government and community.

You will study processes and structures related to providing services in specialist areas such as childcare, education, welfare, development and learning, family studies and child protection, and learn about ethics in child and family services.

You will undertake professional practice placements in your second and third year for which you must be available five working days each week.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS Griffith University Health and Safety Induction; Griffith University Student Deed Poll; New South Wales Health placement requirements (including mandatory training); Queensland Health placement requirements.

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.


You will be qualified to lead child and family programs in the early years' health and community services sector. You will also be qualified for positions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, child and family welfare, child protection and child safety services, community-based organisations, community development, family support services, foster care services, services for women, welfare organisations, and policy and research.

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Entry criteria

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.


Griffith University
Gold Coast Campus
Parklands Drive Gold Coast Queensland 4215