Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services)

If you truly want to make a difference and improve the lives of those in the community a career in social work could be for you.

This course from JNI will give you the advocacy skills you will need to assist within the wider community. You will receive training in counselling, applied psychology and sociology along with lots of practical experience working with individuals and communities.

This highly regarded course is taught by industry experts, and combines theory with practical skills.

As part of this course you will need to attend a face-to-face workshop in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

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Jansen Newman Institute (RTO 0269)
Career Opportunities
  • Child Protection and Family Services
  • Community Counselling Agencies
  • Disability Services
  • Local Government Councils

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by the Australian Institute of Welfare and Community workers for membership requirements.


Year 12 ATAR of 60 or equivalent, OR demonstrated ability/work experience


NSW - Sydney


Work placement

400 hours in total

Course length
3 years full-time | 6 years part-time
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Exams, assignments & report writing
Start date

Six start dates per year. 

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Jansen Newman Institute (RTO 0269)
Payment options

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  • Year 12 ATAR score of 60 or equivalent, OR
  • a completed diploma level course, OR
  • demonstrated ability, including work experience, formal/informal study, or a statement of intent

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Advocacy
  • Counselling
  • Conflict management
  • Case management
  • Community capacity building

Work placement

This course includes a total of 400 hours of professional work placement (200 hours in Year 2 and 200 hours in Year 3).

This industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

24 units

Level 100

  1. Interpersonal communication

  2. Theories of counselling

  3. Human development across the lifespan

  4. Applied counselling 1

  5. Understanding societies: An introduction to social analysis

  6. Developing social policy

  7. Introduction to community services

  8. Health & well-being

Level 200

  1. Mental health & the community

  2. Applied counselling 2

  3. Fieldwork 1

  4. Mediation & conflict management

  5. Introduction to social research methods

  6. Managing the needs of diverse client groups

  7. Ethics & professional practice

Level 300

  1. Working with addicted populations

  2. Qualitative research methods

  3. Fieldwork 2 for community services

  4. Community development

  5. Case management & program development

  6. Human rights & social advocacy

You will also need to complete 3 elective units throughout the course.

Support and delivery

Jansen Newman Institute offers a comprehensive support for all students.

You will receive one-on-one support to help you establish goals, create study plans and develop sound study skills.


The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) has been approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to apply for membership of the ACWA. 

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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