Social work and community services

The arts, humanities and social sciences ask the big questions, diving deep into the contours of human cultures and societies, both past and present. And they do so from a wide range of angles – politics, history, sociology, criminology, literature, media, and social welfare (just to name a few). Through our courses, you’ll learn the critical and creative thinking, problem solving, research and analysis, and communication skills employers look for in today’s fast-changing world – in a range of careers across a number of industries.

Course information videos

Bachelor of Community and Human services

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Criminal Justice Management

A brief look at crime prevention

Dr Zeb Leonard

Graduate Certificate in Social and Community Services

Criminology, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Management

Meet your lecturers

Dr Cassie Pedersen

Lecturer, criminology and criminal justice / Berwick Campus

Dr Kimberlea Cooper

Lecturer in social work, community and human services / Mt Helen Campus

Goetz Ottmann

Senior lecturer in social work / Berwick Campus

Fleur Gabriel

Lecturer in media and screen studies / Gippsland Campus

Dr Linda Wight

Senior lecturer in literature and screen studies / Mt Helen Campus

Dr Christina Sadowski

Senior lecturer in social work, community and human services / Mt Helen Campus

Dr David Waldron

Senior lecturer in history / Mt Helen Campus

Dr Naomi Smith

Lecturer in humanities and social science / Gippsland Campus

About the Institute of Education, Arts and Community

Our Institute offers qualifications from associate degree through to postgraduate in humanities and social sciences, community and human services, visual and performing arts, early childhood, primary and secondary education, vocational education and training and enabling education. Our programs operate from campuses at Mt Helen, Gippsland, Berwick, Camp St and Horsham in partnership with community education providers and schools across Victoria, interstate and internationally.

Our academic and professional staff in the Institute are deeply committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

We also achieve the highest level of excellence in research that has a reach nationally and internationally and makes a difference to the communities we serve.

We are a vibrant learning community with outstanding lecturers and researchers. Our contemporary curriculum is typically delivered through ‘blended’ mode, combining high quality online learning with face-to-face seminars, tutorials, workshops and studio practice.

Our students have access to high quality teaching in a personalised learning environment. There are many opportunities for work placement, internships, major projects, professional experience and excursions. As a result, our graduates enjoy the best employment outcomes in Australia.

We are proud of our contribution to the University's 5 Star Award for Teaching.

Professor Claire McLachlan – Executive Dean, Institute of Education, Arts and Community