Health Practice and Community Services

A career in health is for everyone.

Whether you are just starting out or looking to advance your career, the University of New England's courses in Health Practice and Community Services can help you achieve your goals.

These courses have been designed to give you a degree that integrates university units and the practical skills gained from TAFE qualifications.

For over 60 years UNE has been a leader in helping busy adults study from home so they can balance study with their commitments. With our online course delivery, tertiary education is more achievable than ever, no matter where you are in Australia.

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These Integrated Degrees have been developed by UNE in collaboration with TAFE New England.


Bachelor of Health Practice

The Bachelor of Health Practice prepares you for practice as a health professional with a focus on the community sector. You can start this degree with no prior experience or qualifications. Major areas of study in this course include Diversional Therapy or Case Work.

You may be able to fast-track your degree if you alrady have a Diploma qualifing you to work as a health professional in community, complementary or allied health fields.

Students completing the Bachelor of Health Practice will also gain the following nationally recognised qualifications during their study:

  • Certificate IV - Leisure & Health (CHC40608) or Community Services Work (CHC40708), in your first year.
  • Diploma - Leisure & Health (CHC50512) or Community Services Work (CHC50612), at the beginning of your third year.

There are Admission Rules (d), (e) and (f) that give students, including Royal Rehab College graduates, admission to the degree with advanced standing (sometimes referred to as credit or recognition of prior learning). For more information about advanced standing visit the Course Rules and Plans tab for Bachelor of Health Practice.

Bachelor of Community Services

The Bachelor of Community Services is designed for a broad range of health care workers from diverse community-related settings. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to practise in multi-disciplinary health related community settings and health care facilities. Areas you can major in include Case Management and Service Coordination.

If you are already qualified in the Allied Health, Complementary Health or Community Services fields you may be able to fast track your degree.  This course recognises your professional background by giving you credit for your previous studies and training.

Students completing the Bachelor of Community Services will also gain one of the following nationally recognised qualifications:

  • Diploma of Community Services Coordination (CHC52212)
  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008)

The Admission Rule (e) gives students, including Royal Rehab College graduates, admission to the degree with advanced standing (sometimes referred to as credit or recognition of prior learning). For more information about advanced standing visit the Course Rules and Plans tab for Bachelor of Community Services.

Bachelor of Health Practice/Bachelor of Community Services

This combined degree prepares students for health practice and coordination of health services. This course will give you the skills required for employment and career progression as a health practitioner, and additionally as either a case manager or a services coordinator across a range of healthcare settings.

In this degree you have the choice of 4 different combined majors:

  • Diversional Therapy/Services Coordination
  • Diversional Therapy/Case Management
  • Case Work/Case Management
  • Case Work/Services Coordination

Students completing the combined Bachelor of Health Practice/Bachelor of Community Services degree will also gain the following nationally recognised qualifications as part of their course:

  • Certificate IV - Leisure & Health (CHC40608) or Community Services Work (CHC40708), in your first year
  • Diploma - Leisure & Health (CHC50512) or Community Services Work (CHC50612), at the beginning of your third year
  • Diploma – Community Services Coordination (CHC52212) or Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52008), at the beginning of you fourth year

There are Admission Rules (d) and (e) that give students, including Royal Rehab College graduates, admission to the degree with advanced standing (sometimes referred to as credit or recognition of prior learning). For more information about advanced standing visit the Course Rules and Plans tab for Bachelor of Health Practice/Bachelor of Community Services.

Industry Collaborations

UNE continues to actively seek initiatives that will deliver innovative, proactive and industry relevant approaches to training for our future health workforce.Royal Rehab College Logo

UNE has signed an Advanced Standing Agreement with the Royal Rehab College for their Diploma of Rehabilitation, that enables a streamlined admission pathway into the Bachelor of Health Practice/Bachelor of Community Services.

 

Funding for this project was made available by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE).

If you would like to chat to someone about these courses, please register below or call our Future Student Team on 1800 818 865.