This course is not available from semester 2, 2017.

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3.5 years
Location: On campus

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): N/A
Guaranteed entry ATAR
: N/A
Diploma or above
Bonus points: N/A

International students: This course is not available to international students

Course overview

The Bachelor of Community Services will equip you for work in a range of government and non-government organisations in the community services sector. The course is designed to help you develop both practical competencies relevant to the community services sector and the underpinning conceptual knowledge and research skills. You will develop your knowledge of people, policy and organisations along with analytical and research skills, which you can apply to your workplace or industry placements.

The Bachelor of Community Services has been designed for people who have graduated with a TAFE/VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Community Development, Community Services Work or a related field. Applicants who have completed such an award will receive credit for up to half of the course requirements for the Bachelor of Community Services – up to 1.5 years of credit.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Community Services at Flinders?

This course:

  • prepares you to work as a practitioner, policy maker, researcher or manager in community services
  • enables you to apply concepts, theories and research skills from the social sciences to your practical work in the community services sector.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Community Services?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code:


Mid year entry: Yes

SATAC Uniweb 


Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2017: $7,406


International students
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students
Mid year entry: This course is not available to international students
Applications: This course is not available to international students
Annual fees:

This course is not available to international students



Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated? 

Further study options 

Master of Social Work (Graduate Entry)

Course brochures

Domestic students

Social Work (PDF 1MB)

International students
International course guides