What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science Community Services prepares you with theoretical and practical skills necessary to pursue a career in community and public sectors. It delivers effective skills in counselling, social policy, advocacy and welfare, as well as practical experience working with individuals and communities. Upon completion, you may apply for membership in the Australian Community Workers Association, the peak body for community service professionals.

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) is an approved course of the Australian Community Workers Association. Delivered by Jansen Newman Institute (JNI), experts in community services education, 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, and as a graduate of this course, you’ll be eligible to apply for membership of ACWA.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science 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.

Career paths

  • Family Services
  • Case Manager
  • Community Development Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Disability
  • Aged Care
  • Child Protection

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Most face-to-face courses are also available online. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e., the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol and/or drug addiction
  • Sharpen your communication to ensure suitable advice and support is offered
  • Establish a grounding in relevant theory, transferrable into real-life counselling scenarios
  • Explore the impact of mental illness on individuals and families.

CRICOS

097401C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,600.00 (12,09,850) per year
AUD $67,800 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022

Venue

Pyrmont Campus

Level 1 and 5/235 Pyrmont Street,

PYRMONT,

New South Wales,

2009, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,600.00 (12,09,850) per year
AUD $67,800 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022

Venue

Torrens University Australia

Wakefield Street Campus,

88 Wakefield Street,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.0 (min. sub-score 5.5); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 550; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 60-78 (min. 18 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 (no skill score <42); Cambridge English Requirements (B2 First = First Certificate Exam and C1 Advanced = CAE): Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169, achievable in B2 First or C1 Advanced. No less than 162 in any paper; Occupational English Test (OET): C.

For international students

Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.0 (min. sub-score 5.5); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 550; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 60-78 (min. 18 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 (no skill score <42); Cambridge English Requirements (B2 First = First Certificate Exam and C1 Advanced = CAE): Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169, achievable in B2 First or C1 Advanced. No less than 162 in any paper; Occupational English Test (OET): C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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