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Working in community services allows you to work with communities in need, providing direct support and planning programs to help vulnerable groups. Community Services graduates may work with government and community-based organisations providing support to disabled people, migrants, families experiencing the impacts of domestic violence or substance abuse, unemployment and mental illness. Like the counselling study stream, community services roles focus on working closely with people in order to improve human relationships.

What you’ll learn

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) teaches theories and practice for a range of counselling areas, focusing on skills in advocacy to assist both individuals and communities. Students also explore social analysis, sociological theory, social research and social policy, and gain deep insights into human development and human behaviour.

Jobs in Community Services

The demand for skilled workers in the Community Services field is growing. Here are just some of the avenues that you may find a fulfilling career in upon graduation:

  • Child and family services
  • Community agencies
  • Disability services
  • Aged care
  • Local government councils
  • Indigenous groups

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