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Western Sydney University are offering The Bachelor of Community and Social Development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to contribute to building sustainable capacity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The degree provides 3 different strands of skills and knowledge: skills in working directly with families in providing welfare advocacy; skills and knowledge in community development; and skills and knowledge in community leadership and sustainability.

Offered at our Parramatta South campus in 2019, this three-year undergraduate degree is a flexible program of study and is offered in block mode. Block mode is designed to afford students the capacity to remain in their communities to fulfil their family, community, career, cultural and social responsibilities.

To study a block mode program you are required to attend six residential on-campus visits each year, each lasting approximately one week. Travel, accommodation and meal costs to attend the workshops are funded by ABSTUDY for eligible students. Students may also be eligible for Tutoring for Success (TFS) assistance.

How to apply Step 1:   Applications for the BCSD course is online via the Western Portal  (select ‘start your application’) Step 2:   You will also need to register to attend the assessments on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th of November, 2018 at Penrith campus. Register here.

Step 3:   You will be required to submit the following three documents to Admissions prior to Census date. 1. Statutory Declaration 1 (original or certified copy) 2. Statutory Declaration 2 OR Confirmation of Aboriginality (original or certified copy)

If you have difficulty returning the supporting documents, you can bring them along with you on the day of the assessment.

For more information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program please contact Adelaide Desmond (02 9678 7056 or a.desmond@westernsydney.edu.au) or Jess Bamblett (02 9678 7563 or j.bamblett@westernsydney.edu.au).

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