Bachelor of Community Services

CRICOS: 082590E | Location: Lilydale

Intake: February, July


In our community services course, you will:


  • develop a broad understanding of the principles and theories that relate to service delivery in the community services sector
  • analyse traditional models of welfare and examine a range of contemporary theoretical perspectives
  • gain a wide range of skills and knowledge that empower your client and that are rewarding for you and beneficial to your organisation

During our course, we encourage you to form a community of learners with your fellow students to share experiences, develop critical reflective skills and enrich your learning experience. You will also benefit from taking part in practical placement and applied learning subjects, and pick up real world experience working in and around the community services sector.


Your learning experience will be closely supported by our highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. The design of our degree will provide you with a qualification of high academic integrity that is directly applicable to community services work within your selected discipline area.



Diploma of Community Services

CRICOS: 093809M | Location: Box Hill

Intake Dates: January, July


If you aspire to operate at an advanced skill level or have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, this community services course is for you. You’ll be ready to work as a community services professional in a range of service delivery roles including direct client work, community education or community development projects. You’ll understand how to provide support to people in need of assistance and how to link clients to appropriate services and government departments.

You’ll study subjects including:


  • counselling
  • case management
  • mental health
  • family violence prevention and intervention
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • legal and ethical compliance
  • diversity and communication
  • dual diagnosis
  • workplace critical incident debriefing



Successful completion of this course will provide a pathway to the Bachelor of Community Services at Box Hill Institute


Admission requirements for direct entry into the Bachelor of Community Services:

  • Academic – Year 12 or international equivalent
  • English – IELTS 6.5 (Academic with no band score less than 6.0)


Admission requirements for direct entry into the Diploma of Community Services:

  • Academic – Year 12 or international equivalent
  • English – IELTS 5.5 (Academic with no band score less than 5.0)