The Bachelor of Community Services offered at University of New England course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise effective practice in multi-disciplinary health-related community settings and health care facilities.
It aims to promote students' understanding of the societal contexts in which they work, their legal and ethical responsibilities, and associated development of skills in analysis and problem solving.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to a wide range of organisations related to community, health and social care work.
Welfare Support Worker, Care Coordinator, Community Services Case Manager, Community Services Coordinator, Aboriginal Community Care worker, Youth worker and other roles in a range of community work, community development and care services, volunteer programs, residential facilities, correctional facilities, group homes, community agencies and government departments.
Community Services as a collective discipline is taught from theoretical foundations through application in practice from a range of perspectives and across a range of contexts.
Graduates will have been assessed on both generalised and specific knowledge through completion of a variety of assessment tasks.
Transcultural awareness and associated culturally competent practice are taught as underpinning theory and contextualised in practice across a range of community services settings. Global perspective as this applies to professional practice is assessed as a focus in specific course units and as a part of modules within a range of units throughout the course.
Communication is taught, assessed and practised as a fundamental component of community services work. Students develop written, verbal and non-verbal interpersonal and inter-professional communication skills built upon strong theoretical foundations through sequential completion of coursework units having professional communication as their focus.
Students' communication skills are developed progressively throughout the course and encompass generalised and specialised knowledge and skills appropriate for communicating with clients, co-workers, a range of interdisciplinary health professionals and members of the community.
Problem solving skills are taught progressively throughout the course. Students apply problem solving skills to case and workplace based scenarios which form the basis of a range of assessment tasks. Graduates are equipped with a breadth and depth of problem solving skills enabling them to undertake services coordination and/or case management roles in the community sector.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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