• Application Deadline
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Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change.

If you are passionate about helping disadvantaged people and have firm ideas about what could and should be done to help them, this is the program for you.


The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) from Torrens University Australia is an approved course of the Australian Community Workers Association. 

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be able to apply for membership of the ACWA, the peak body for community services professionals. 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 theory. 

It includes fieldwork placements, ensuring that you graduate with valuable experience and industry contacts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights and Social Advocacy
  • Community Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Working with Addicted Populations
  • Ethics and Professional Practice

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 097401C

  • Year 12 certificate (or equivalent)
  • EFTSL equivalent – 1 year Full time study of an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21499 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21499 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    18270 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18270 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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