The School of Health offers a flexible and rewarding teaching program that gives you the advantage in achieving your personal and professional goals. We offer the following innovative, undergraduate courses:
The Bachelor of Community Services is designed to attract applicants wishing to begin or further a career in community services and welfare sectors as support workers, case managers or service coordinators. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise effective practice in multi-disciplinary health-related community settings and health care facilities. It aims to promote students' understanding of the societal contexts in which they work, their legal and ethical responsibilities, and associated development of skills in analysis and problem solving.
The Bachelor of Nursing equips graduates with the key knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nursing. Students who successfully complete 6 trimesters of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) exit with a Bachelor of Nursing and are eligible to seek Registered Nurse status with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) as a professional nurse in Australia and by mutual recognition in New Zealand. The course aims to give graduates an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and a firm foundation for further study at a postgraduate level.
The Bachelor of Nursing with Honours provides an opportunity for students, under the guidance of a supervisor, to plan and implement a research project in the area of nursing practice. Knowledge and experience gained by students through completing this program will contribute to the knowledge base for nursing practice.
The Bachelor of Social Work provides graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker, an occupation that the Australian government predicts will continue to experience very strong growth. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. UNE social work graduates typically work with disadvantaged and marginalised individuals, groups, and communities using a social justice and trauma-informed framework in counselling, advocacy, and community development to enhance people's health and well-being. Social workers address barriers, inequality and injustices faced by many groups, particularly those who are socially excluded.
The Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing course explores the context of welfare and community service and health work and provides students with the foundational academic abilities and theoretical understandings necessary for a further qualification and career in health, social care and community service work.
Find out about our extensive postgraduate programs.