Bachelor of Health
and Community Services
The Bachelor of Health and Community Services combines multiple key health and social science disciplines to arm students with the most effective collection of skills and knowledge required to make a positive difference in the growing field of community health care and social services.
The BHCS is provisionally accredited with ACWA, the Australian Community Services Association, enabling our students to register with this professional association upon successful completion of their studies.
Students undertake a well-balanced, rigorous and comprehensive range of subjects and assessment that introduces them to sociology theory, psychology, counseling practice, nutrition studies, public policy, health ethics, epidemiology, statistics, cross-cultural communication, workplace leadership and management and much more.
Part Time 6 Years
Embedded throughout the course
Students interested in progressing further in this area, may choose to study one of the following areas on completion of the Bachelor of Health and Community Services:
The course is 3 years full-time and comprises 24 subjects.
A full time load is 4 subjects per semester which is 12-14 weeks in length.
Each subject carries a time commitment of 3 – 4 hours of face to face tuition and to up to 6 hours of private study per week.
Graduates of the 099214A Bachelor of Health and Community Services may find employment with government, private enterprise and not-for-profit organizations. Graduate employment opportunities include:
• Community health worker or manager
• Social welfare worker
• Child protection agent
• Early intervention professional
• Government policy advisor
• Community development
• Disability services professional
• Support network manager
• Mental health case worker
• Migrant support worker
• Homeless worker
• Senior youth officer
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this degree will have:
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