In this program, you will learn how people think and behave, and how to relate to work in different community organisations. You will also start to build skills and knowledge around the basic understanding of individuals, groups and communities.
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The Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services provides a direct pathway to the Diploma in Social and Human Services, Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Criminology and Justice. On successful completion of the certificate, you will be guaranteed entry and receive 48 units of credit towards your selected pathway degree.
Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55 or Selection Rank 55.
Fees for short courses
As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.
Commonwealth supported places for short courses available under the Federal Government's Job Ready Graduates package are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported.
How to apply
To apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC.
Note: the Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services is pending final approval for 2022.
Introductory Courses (4) 48 units
Select 4 courses (48 units) from:
COU176 Group Processes and Practice
COU180 Therapeutic Communication Skills
JST101 Justice and the Australian Legal System
SCS101 Foundations of Human Behaviour
SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n't) it work? - An Introduction to Sociology
SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia
SWK172 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services
SWK100 Introduction to Social Work Practice Theories
Total units: 48
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- The Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services is an identified pathway into the Diploma in Social and Human Services, Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Criminology and Justice.
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.