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Bachelor of Social Science

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Social Science opens the door to a wide range of rewarding careers. Upon completion of the program, you could expect to find employment in the following fields and areas: 

  • Community welfare 
  • Human services 
  • Government departments 
  • Disability services  
  • Education and training 
  • Non-government organisations 
  • Police 
  • Probation and parole 
  • Corrective and youth justice services 
  • Crime prevention 
  • Victim support services 
  • Behavioural management
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

With a broad range of employment opportunities available, graduates could expect to find employment working in a range of roles.

Outcomes

Criminologist

Becoming a criminologist can offer a number of different career options. You may specialise in violence prevention, cybercrime, anti-terrorism, juvenile justice, and law enforcement, or you may work in victim support services or offender rehabilitation and reintegration. A 12 per cent job growth is predicted over the next 5 years.

Correctional services

Correctional officers enforce rules and regulations inside prisons, maintain the security of inmates, staff and facilities, and supervise daily activities. Correctional officers may specialise in offender diversion programs, prison industrial programs, dog squads and field supervision of offenders on worksites outside a prison setting. Seek (2021) has projected a job growth of 6.8 per cent in the next 5 years, with a typical salary of $80k and above.

Probation/Parole officer

Probation and parole officers seek to reduce the risk of reoffending for those involved in justice proceedings. They may work with people serving probation or parole in the community, undertaking community service or in home detention. A projected job growth of 17.7 per cent is predicted in the next 5 years, with an average salary of $85k to $110k according to Seek (2021).

Counsellor

By completing a major in Counselling Interventions and Psychology at Bond University, as part of their bachelor degree, students can obtain accreditations through the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) at a level 2. The number of people working as Counsellors grew very strongly over the last 5 years: from 19,200 in 2014 to 31,200 in 2019. The projected growth in Counselling jobs is expected to be 24.8% in 5 years.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Science majors in Counselling Interventions and Psychology, is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association level 2. The ACA is a peak national Association for Counsellors. Its primary objective is to register Counsellors and Psychotherapists to ensure the public has access to appropriately trained professionals whom are accountable and meet regulated industry standards.Graduates are eligible to apply for level 2 membership with the ACA.

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Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

Further study options

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