Southern Cross University (SCU) is a NSW-based university with a campus at Tweed (Gold Coast). As with other non-Queensland universities, external studies may be available.

Undergraduate programs

  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Associated Degree of Health
  • Associate Degree of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing

Postgraduate programs

  • Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies
  • Master of Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Social Work
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With the increasing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone should be aware that the federal and state governments are adopting a precautionary approach in preparedness and planning for potential impacts to services. We strongly encourage you and your staff to monitor the following links and...
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Build your confidence and capability, and achieve a certificate to add to your portfolio, with ECA’s popular self-paced Leadership Program. Across seven online learning modules and four webinars, you will explore current leadership theories and shape your own leadership ethos. Learners will have...
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Need help writing successful grant or funding applications? Looking for tips to make your funding applications stand out? Want to know more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work and how to apply for funding? QCOSS is again partnering with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to...
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Community legal centres, community, health and education workers are invited to participate in a free legal information webinar about the new Human Rights Act. The webinar is a collaboration between the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC), Community Legal Centres (CLCQ) and Legal Aid...
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Community Door is set to have a fresh new look and redesign. We are looking for feedback and advice from Community Door users on what they want out of the new website. We want your honest opinions on the website and to tell us what we can do better. As a thank you for your time, you can go into a...
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QShelter has launched a new online resource hub for the housing and homelessness sector in Queensland. The Deck features all the latest sector news, resources, research, jobs and events. The Deck is also a digital platform for people to share best practice and support on the community housing and...
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Community Door is getting a fresh new look and redesign. We are looking for feedback and advice from Community Door users on what they want out of the new website. Come along to one of our information sessions in Townsville, Logan or Brisbane. As a thank you for your time, we are offering each...
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The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health provides free access to prevention and early intervention courses and resources. If you are a professional in health, social or community service setting who works with children (0-12 years), with adults who are parents or carers, or with...
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Community Legal Centres Queensland will be holding a practical workshop designed to help community lawyers and advocates use the Human Rights Act to advocate for better outcomes for their clients. The session will be delivered by Human Rights lawyer and advocate Ben Schokman on 20 March 2019. This...
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For Purpose builds the strategic, advocacy and communication capacity of not-for-profit and purposeful organisations. They have launched a new online learning platform for not-for-profits which includes three courses on: Meeting with decision-makers Policy writing Strategic planning To find out...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Volunteering Services Australia (VSA) is a national network of community development services, that aim to assist the hundreds of not-for-profit and charitable organisations with the recruitment and management of volunteers. It is a member-based organisation committed to community engagement and...
The Managing employees - How do we do that? webinar was specifically designed to help new and existing Management Committee Members to understand their responsibilities as an employer and also the responsibilities to their employees. The webinar covers: Communication between your committee and...
DV-alert (Domestic Violence Response Training) is Lifeline's free nationally recognised training program that enables health, allied health and frontline workers to confidently: Recognise signs of domestic and family violence Respond with appropriate care Refer people experiencing or at risk of...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
The Queensland Disaster Management website and the Get Ready website have a range of information and useful resources that can assist you to plan and prepare for an emergency. As part of your preparedness and planning for weather events, access regular weather forecast updates from the Bureau of...
This handbook was produced in 2010 by the Queensland Alliance, the peak body for mental health in Queensland. It is a practical approach to helping Sector Development Workers improve their skills and understanding. It provides guidelines on establishing an ethical framework for practice and the...
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has produced the Planned Support Guide: an approach to case management for people working in a wide range of community services. If you are a front line worker, supervisor or manager this guide is for you. The guide assists in the development of a...
UPDATE : Safe Work Australia's statement regarding the Impact on Volunteers From 1 January 2012 workplace health and safety laws will be harmonised across Australia and will replace the existing work health and safety legislation in all states, territories and the Commonwealth. While many parts of...
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Louise Mullins, QCOSS

Queensland, like the rest of the country and world, has a gender imbalance which impacts the entire community.

Women’s financial disadvantage and economic insecurity have far-reaching effects that can span generations. As women continue to be the primary carers of children, it is...

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Sam Mortimer, Queensland Council of Social Service

Are you looking to build on your existing skills or finesse your knowledge in aspects of the community services sector during the new year?

Community Door's eTraining suite offers a number of free courses you can complete at your own...

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Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and...

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Liza Moore, Quality and Safety Advisor - MS Queensland

Effective governance structures create direction, purpose and value. They offer frameworks for essential systems such as operational efficiency, IT and privacy, financial and risk management, as well as innovation. These together increase the likelihood of

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Michael McAfee, PolicyLink President

Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink, in the United States of America, gave an inspiring speech to delegates of the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) conference in 2016. He held the...

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Sharon Daley, Queensland Council of Social Service

The change that has occurred in result of the successful #MeToo and #TimesUp movements has surprised many. It is hoped now that these movements will serve as a catalyst to greater gender parity around the world.

The World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report...

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Author: 
Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

Many organisations have very limited resources so it is sometimes necessary to seek additional funding to ensure ongoing service delivery.

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December is the perfect month to do some good by helping those most in need over the festive season.

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House Call Doctor

Research shows Indigenous health professionals account for only 0.3% of the national healthcare workforce.

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“The...

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Whenever an organisation employs someone to do work, they enter into the world of industrial relations and human resource management.  It’s not usually the main focus for the organisation and it can be hard to see why clause xyz of the something or other award matters.  But it in the world...

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