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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services)

Cricos Code: 097401C

Make a genuine impact in the lives of others

If you have firm ideas 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.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study
Where can I study

Adelaide

Available Online. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 10 Jun 19

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Workload

10 hours a week for subjects over 12-week trimesters. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

3 years full-time

6 years full-time

Study At Torrens

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE
You control your workload, how and where you study. Choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you in a number of settings:
  • Child and family services
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic violence
  • Local government councils
PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.
"The on-the-job training with real clients was the “Rosetta-Stone” of my learning experience."
- Will Bonney, Graduate of Diploma of Counselling & Communication Skills
...this is where the skills and theories came together and my self-confidence took root. I know that I made a difference in the lives of a number of my clients, big and small, but all important to the individual.
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Course Overview

To graduate you will need to complete 24 subjects (240 credit points). There are 21 core subjects (210 credit points) and 3 elective subjects (30 credit points). A normal full-time study load would mean completing 80 credits per year for 3 years. A part–time student may typically complete the 240 credit points over 6 years.
Learning 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
  • Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol, drug abuse and addiction

What you'll study

How will you study

Get supported by a team and community of industry professionally who there to ensure you succeed.

How much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
FEE HELP
Eligible domestic students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60
Applicants with higher education study

A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another, accredited higher education provider
OR Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree)
or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above,

or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO) OR

Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 5 (Diploma) or above,

or equivalent, at a registered training organisation (RTO)
Applicants with work and life experience

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:
Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
A formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
Written submission to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success.
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This course is available to students who require a visa to study onshore in Australia. Approved English tests include: Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5
Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60
Applicants with higher education study

A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another, accredited higher education provider
OR Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree)
or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above,

or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO) OR

Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 5 (Diploma) or above,

or equivalent, at a registered training organisation (RTO)
Applicants with work and life experience

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:
Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
A formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
Written submission to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success.
View full course admission information
This course is available to students who require a visa to study onshore in Australia. Approved English tests include: Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5

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Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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