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Course code: HE20528

Locations: This course is delivered fully online. The course also includes two practical work placements.

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course load: You must complete 22 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Most subjects are worth 10 credit points. The two compulsory work placement subjects are each worth 20 credit points.

Next intake: July 2019

At a glance:

  • The Bachelor of Community Services is an undergraduate qualification taught in English.
  • The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is designed to qualify graduates to work in a variety of roles in a range of community service settings.
  • Please note that the Bachelor of Community Services is not an Australian Community Workers Association accredited course. In addition graduates are not eligible to register with the Australian Association of Social Workers on the basis of this qualification alone.

To be eligible for admission into the Community Services you must have at least ONE of the following entry requirements:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

Please note:

  • You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course.
  • If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage

For full details of application requirements, visit the applying and fees page.

In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per 10CP subject and $2,500 per 20CP subject (a total of $30,000 for the full degree). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

* Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

Be recognised for your knowledge and experience with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed studies in a related field, or had extensive and relevant industry experience, you may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Community Services.

Applications for RPL must be made to your Course Coordinator and must include supporting documentation. You are required to attend class until you are advised that your RPL request has been granted.

Study pattern

Full-time students enrol in subjects worth 40 credit points each semester. As well as engaging with on-line learning content, students are expected to undertake additional private study to maximise success in the course.

The course also includes two practical work placements totalling 400 hours which must be completed in a community service organisation. There is also an optional residential program which is designed to allow students to connect with fellow students and teachers. The residential programs are run once every year and are conducted in Sydney over a two day weekend.

You will need internet access and a computer capable of connecting with TAFE NSW online systems.

Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course with most subjects requiring the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to case studies, essays, reports, work based projects, blogs, online presentations and tests.

Subjects

You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees go to the TAFE NSW International website.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

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