Bachelor of Community Services

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Course details

CRICOS course code: 096281C

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


The Bachelor of Community Services is a fully accredited Australian higher education degree. The course is designed to prepare you for ethical, competent, and culturally relevant community service generalist practice and to equip you with the skills you need for life-long learning and professional development. You will work at the interface between people and their environments, focusing on experiences of individuals, families, groups and communities. Some areas of service provision may include child welfare, hospice and palliative care, juvenile justice and corrections and advocacy.

You will be exposed to the theory and values base of human services practice, as well as the knowledge and necessary skills required to work as a professional at a managerial level in the community services sector. You will have the necessary foundation knowledge and skills in community services management to continue to a relevant post-graduate higher education program at a university or a private education provider.

The Bachelor of Community Services course will be delivered through teacher-led classroom delivery in the form of lectures and tutorials. Most units require students to attend a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial. The course is conducted over Trimesters with three semesters in each academic year. The units are taught concurrently within the trimester, and the course will be completed within three years. The course has 24 units across eight trimesters offering units in Community Services, Counselling, Systems and Policy, Coordination and Support, Specialist Skills, and Fieldwork.

The course also requires you to complete two separate work placements in a community welfare agency, a total of 400 hours (combined). These placements are designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Course Structure

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Community Services, you are required to acquire 24 units (360 credit points).

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, you are eligible for the Australian Community Workers’ Association full membership.

Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:

• Welfare Centre Manager
• Program Coordinator
• Community Worker
• Child Protection Officer
• Counsellor
• Case Manager
• Youth Worker
• Juvenile Justice Officer
• Child and Family Practitioner
• Community Development Worker
• Community Health Worker

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,800 Per Year
Read more7,050 per trimester; 2,350 per unit * 24 units; Administration fee: 200
Expected Oct 2023
Expected Jul 2024
3 years
Full time
Acknowledge Education
Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Completed Year 12 or equivalent. The minimum age is 18 years old.

International students must also demonstrate that they have English language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic).

Competency to IELTS 6.0 means that the student has documentary evidence of having completed an IELTS exam at an official IELTS testing centre or an equivalent recognised English language test, within the previous twelve months of the student’s proposed start date for the Bachelor programs and that the student was given an overall score of 6 with no single band lower than 5.5.


Acknowledge Education
Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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