NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

The senior campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Community and Family Studies


Community and Family Studies Stage 6 aims to develop in each student an ability to manage resources, take action to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities in Australian society.  The course enables students to plan and manage resources effectively in order to address contemporary issues facing families and communities.

Preliminary Course

The Preliminary Course Covers (3 topics):

  • Resource Management - Basic concepts of the management of resources.
  • Individuals and Groups - The individual's roles, relationships and tasks within groups.
  • Families and Communities - Family structures and functions and the interaction between family and community.

HSC Course

The HSC course covers (4 topics):

  • Research Methodology culminating in the production of an Independent Research Project.
  • Groups in Context - The characteristics and needs of specific groups.
  • Parenting and Caring - Issues facing individuals and groups who adopt roles of parenting and caring in contemporary society.

Plus on of the following HSC option modules

  • Social Impact of Technology

“Concepts in CAFS extend beyond the classroom and into real like settings.  The practical application allow students to draw on own life experiences to demonstrate what is known when answering questions.”

Sydney Morning Herald 2016


What career paths does this course provide me?

  • Human Resource management 
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Childcare worker
  • Nursing
  • Counselling 
  • Marketing & Business management