Start a Fulfilling Career in Community Service
Are you passionate about helping disadvantaged groups of people? If you have firm thoughts about what could and should be done to help groups that need support, this is the program for you. By studying a Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Services, you’ll be able to enter a range of dynamic roles in the community and public sectors.
What are my career opportunities?
The need for skilled, empathic workers in the field of Community Services is growing. Here are just some of the avenues that you may find a long a fulfilling career in:
- Child and family services
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Domestic violence
- Migrants and refugees
- Community counselling agencies
- Disability services
- Aged care
- Local government councils
- Indigenous groups
Torrens University is thrilled to build on the 40+ years of excellence of Jansen Newman Institute (JNI), the leading counselling institution in our network to now bring you a university qualification of Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services).
Our passionate lecturers are proud to be sharing their knowledge and experience with you every step of the way on your journey towards your rewarding career. This course is designed in partnership with industry experts to meet real industry demands, with a hands-on approach, and delivered in purpose-built facilities. This will put you at the forefront of the current and future industry as the leader within your profession.
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.
Early Exit Qualifications
If you leave this course after completing all Level 100 units, you may be eligible for the Diploma of Applied Social Science qualification.
Key Study Outcomes:
- Apply specific counselling modalities and interventions to meet the needs of clients
- Explain mental health and the impact of mental ill health on individuals and families
- Respond to human diversity and establish working relationships with clients
- Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol, drug abuse and addiction
- Apply constructive methods to the facilitation of change
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling
- Refer clients to other health professionals as appropriate