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 as 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.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Welfare Centre Manager
- Program Coordinator
- Community Worker
- Case Manager
- Youth Worker
- Juvenile Justice Officer
- Child and Family Practitioner
- Community Development Worker
- Community Health Worker
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- 3 years
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the last 3 years)
- Year 12 or equivalent: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English
- An ATAR of 68
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET/TAFE) Study
- Full or partial completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent) in any discipline or;
- Full completion of a Certificate IV in a related discipline
Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Full or partial completion of an Australian Higher Education award (or equivalent) or;
- Completion of two units of Higher Education studies or;
- Completion of a bridging or enabling course, for example, Foundation course or equivalent
Applicants with Work & Life Experience
- Five years (minimum) work/life experience in Community Services or similar or;
- Applicants that completed an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate more than two years ago and;
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent)
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).
About Stott's College
Despite the fact that Stott’s College was founded in 1883 (before our famous Melbourne trams and before ‘The Big Australian’, BHP), it has stood the test of time and has evolved over the past 135 years as a quality private education provider, challenging itself to be relevant in meeting the ever-changing needs of industry and students.
Stott’s College has both FEE-HELP status and VET FEE-HELP status to assist our students in loans for their academic study.
Stott’s remains true to its tradition of job-ready graduates, and Acknowledge Education has employed our graduates in accounting, student services and management. We are proud to be a successful business running programs and attracting industry partnerships.
Stott’s College is a trading name of Acknowledge Education Pty Ltd which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 4112)
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