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Community Services, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Online
The Bachelor of Community Services offered at University of New England is designed to attract applicants wishing to begin or further a career in community services and welfare sectors as support workers, case managers or service coordinators. 
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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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Knowledge of a Discipline

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 Skills

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 30 months
    • Duration description

      2.5 or 3 Years Full-time

    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      • Up to 6 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Client Centred Health Care 
  • Foundations of Community Health Work 
  • The Human Body in Health and Illness 
  • Interprofessional Practice in Health and Community Services 
  • Communication for Health Professionals 
  • The Context of the Health and Community Services 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS Provider Number 00003G

A candidate shall:

  •  hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma or 6 Advanced Diploma from: a Vocational Education Training (VET) Community Services Training Package; or from a Vocational Education Training (VET) Health Training Package in one of the following areas: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice; Nursing. 
  • be qualified for admission  

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

National - Commonwealth Supported Place 


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