Chisholm will not be able to commence new students into the Bachelor of Community Services from 2021

Chisholm will not be able to commence new students into the Bachelor of Community Services in 2021.

Recently, La Trobe University and Chisholm have taken the difficult decision to cease taking new students into the Bachelor of Community Services. The COVID-19 pandemic has led Higher Education providers to evaluate all courses and delivery options and many universities, including La Trobe, are renegotiating their partnership arrangements to ensure ongoing viability. We leave this page so current students have access to information. If you complete the enquiry form, we will keep you informed should circumstances change.

Updated: 22 July 2020

At Chisholm’s Dandenong campus you can complete a La Trobe University Bachelor of Community Services. The Bachelor of Community Services is available to students who have successfully completed an ACWA accredited Diploma of Community Services, including Chisholm’s.

This program is offered as either a full time or part time study option with face-to-face tutorial support.

Diploma of Community Services holders can go directly into the second year of this degree, subject to availability.

Why choose the Chisholm and La Trobe partnership?
• No ATAR required
• Save money.
• Save time. It’s just two years (rather than three) to gain a university degree and better opportunities if you have a diploma.
• All classes close to home at Chisholm Dandenong.
• Full time is two days of classes a week. Work while you study.
• Small class sizes, individual attention, great results.

On completion of this bachelor course you’ll gain skills and knowledge in areas such as community development, psychology, sociology, case management, education, counselling, family violence, child protection, human rights and advocacy, manage diversity and communication.

This qualification may lead to employment in roles such as youth worker, case manager, child protection worker, family case worker, or domestic violence worker. These roles may involve supervision of other staff and volunteers.

View the La Trobe University's Bachelor of Community Services handbook.

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time , 2 years. Part time equivalent.
Start dates
No intake for 2021

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.