University of New England

Bachelor of Community Services

University of New England
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From 2 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
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Why study this course

  • Develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to provide socially inclusive, culturally appropriate support to individuals and groups
  • Learn about theories and methods underpinning the effective practice of community services, as well as the policy issues and legal and ethical responsibilities guiding practice
  • Choose a minor from Aboriginal community care, aged care, children and young people, disability, mental health or criminal corrections

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available. 

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This program is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 within the last two years; OR
  • Previous higher education study in an undergraduate certificate, diploma, advanced diploma/associate degree, bachelor degree or postgraduate degree with an appropriate Grade Point Average (GPA); OR
  • Successful completion of the UNE Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing; OR
  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the Community Services Training Package or Health Training Package in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health care or nursing
  • Successful completion of a vocational qualification such as a Certificate IV; OR
  • At least one year of paid professional experience; OR
  • Mature age special entry OR completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Optimising outcomes in complex case management
  • Case management in community services
  • Information and evidence in health and social care
  • Group work theory and practice
  • The skilled Counsellor
  • Disadvantage and service provision
  • Research methods for human services
  • Groups and communities
  • Working with Aboriginal people
  • Foundations for mental health practice

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of New England can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Support and delivery

When you study with UNE you will have access to:

  • Options to study on-campus or online
  • A personal and flexible learning approach
  • Academic staff who are passionate about what they teach
  • A free and confidential UNE counselling service
  • UNE Safety Shuttle bus which runs all year round, picking up students from various points on campus and transporting them safely to a location within the town boundary via the residential colleges

Why study with University of New England?

  • UNE is Australia's oldest regional university and a leader in the delivery of distance education
  • Future proof your career by developing practical skills
  • Study online in a flexible timeframe that suits your lifestyle
  • UNE have been awarded 'Most Satisfied Students' in the National Universities, Online Universities and NSW Universities categories in 2022 and have been awarded 5 stars for Overall Experience 17 years in a row by the Good Universities Guide

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Bachelor of Community Services

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  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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