Bachelor of Community Services
Help people in communities connect and thrive
Develop tools for a career dedicated to social justice, welfare, and advocacy. You’ll work on communication, counselling, and policy theory. Build your experience and contacts through work placements. Electives include mediation and child protection.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
100% online study with practicum placement
- No dates available
At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Demonstrate respectful and effective communication skills with the diverse cultures in which we work.
- Exercise critical judgement in advocating and empowering clients within a social justice context.
- Implement and apply community services competencies and professional practice within appropriate moral, ethical, legal and professional standards.
- Implement and evaluate interventions to support clients with diverse needs and experiences.
The Bachelor of Community Services has been designed to prepare you for employment in a role that leverages advocacy, social policy and community development to improve and support the lives of others. You will be ready to begin working in the dynamic field of community services in a career that makes a difference.
Potential career paths include:
- Community Worker
- Welfare Worker
- Community Development Officer
- Youth Worker
- Case Manager
- NDIS Support Co-Ordinator
- Mental Health Support Worker
This course is currently seeking accreditation by the industry peak body.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change.
Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent
- Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning.
If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning.
Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
Tap into our knowledge. Our heritage with the Jansen Newman Institute ensures you’re learning from more than 40 years of counselling experience.
This Bachelor of Community Services equips you with theory and practical skills necessary for a career in community and public sectors. You'll cover counselling, social justice, advocacy and welfare, and gain practical experience working with individuals and communities. This course is currently seeking accreditation by the industry peak body.
This course focuses on practical training while providing a solid grounding in the relevant communication, counselling and policy theory. You'll be able to choose from our extensive range of elective subjects to focus your study on what you're passionate about. This degree includes fieldwork placements, ensuring that you graduate with valuable experience and industry contacts.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 3 years full time, part-time options available
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
This course consists of 24 subjects, each with a value of 10 credit points.
- Level 100 comprises 8 core subjects
- Level 200 comprises 7 core subjects and 1 elective
- Level 300 comprises 7 core subjects and 1 elective
This course consists of 24 subjects, each with a value of 10 credit points. To successfully complete the course, a student must gain 240 credit points (24 subjects) and successfully participate in the required workshops.