University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Community Services

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

The Bachelor of Community Services 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. The 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.


  • Students complete 144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including a choice of a General Program or one major
  • and a combination of core and listed units.


  • Aboriginal community care
  • Aged care
  • Children and young people
  • Disability.

Standard entry requirements

  • A candidate shall hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from a Vocational Education Training (VET) Community Services Training Package or (VET) Health Training Package
  • Or Year 12 or equivalent.


Accreditation is being sought with the Australian Community Worker Association.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) Yes

Further information

This course requires a total of 400 hours field experience.

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