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  • Study Bachelor of Community Services at UNE - 5 stars for student experience 13 years in a row

    Author: HealthTimes

Community and health service are the fastest-growing job sectors in Australia and are projected to have ‘very strong growth’ over the next five years.

“Many regional areas are having difficulty sourcing appropriately qualified staff. The health and social care sector is growing and increasingly employers are seeking qualified staff,” said Dr Erica Russ, Lecturer and Field Education Coordinator, Social Work UNE.

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There are numerous agencies that try to address rural workforce issues. Rural Health Workforce Australia supports a Network of seven government-funded Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs).

Studying and working in health or community services offers people the chance to develop life-long human skills and knowledge and to deal with important social and ethical issues.  At UNE, the online Bachelor of Community Services degree will help you to develop your skills in identifying the problems individuals and communities face; understanding the social, economic and legal contexts of these issues, and provide help and support to achieve optimal outcomes.

Why study Bachelor of Community Services at UNE?


Medical Officer- Rehabilitation
St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside
Human Resources Advisor
St Vincent's Hospital
Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse (Accident and Emergency Department)
SA Health, Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network

UNE has been delivering distance education since 1955 – that’s longer than any other Australian university. UNE provides the best student experience of any NSW university, according to the Good Universities Guide (GUG), which has awarded UNE five stars for "Overall Student Experience" for the 13th year in a row.

Our degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to practice in multi-disciplinary health-related community settings.

If you have a desire to help people and promote social change there are a range of job opportunities for you including: Welfare Support Worker, Care Coordinator, Community Services Case Manager, Community Services Coordinator, Aboriginal Community Care worker, Youth worker and other roles in a range of community work, community development and care services, volunteer programs, residential facilities, correctional facilities, group homes, community agencies and government departments.

Degree snapshot:
Study Mode:
Duration: 2.5* or 3 years full time, up to 6 years part-time
Professional Fieldwork: 400 hours supervised professional fieldwork incorporated into the course
2019 Intakes: Trimester 1 (March)
Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
*If advanced standing granted for previous study

There are a number of support services available at UNE:

Online support: Access to first-year advisors, 24/7 help with academic writing, essay feedback.

Academic support: Support and guidance to any help you may need through to graduate employment.

Personal support: Counselling, student equity, disability and special needs,  student support, career development and WorkReady.

Practical support: Free library book postage, free borrowing rights available at other university libraries.

How is the Bachelor of Community Services delivered?

The degree is delivered online. The degree is taught by lecturers who have extensive experience in Social Work and Community Services.

It might be a podcast (recorded lecture), a set of readings, questions posed in a discussion board, an online quiz or a video. Your lecturer will guide you through the unit with a weekly plan of study, as well as checking in on the discussion boards or forums. You can communicate with teaching staff via email, online chat or the phone.

What if I do not meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t have entry qualifications, our free Pathways Enabling Course gives you entry and credit to most of UNE’s undergraduate degrees.

March 2019, Tri 1 applications – Now Open!
Apply Now:
or call 1800 818 865



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