The La Trobe University Bachelor of Community Services is available to students enrolling in Chisholm's Diploma of Community Services.
This means that while you are completing your two year diploma at Chisholm, you can be enrolled in the first year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Community Services that prepares you for professional practice in community services.
You will study subjects that allow you to fully complete requirements for both the Diploma of Community Services and the first year of the Bachelor of Community Services. This will not require any extra work beyond what you would have done if you had enrolled in the diploma only. There is no additional cost for enrolment in the first year of the bachelor.
After completing your diploma, you can opt out of the degree program. But if you continue, when you have completed the second year of the bachelor, you may choose to transfer to the Bachelor of Human Services/Masters of Social Work degree at La Trobe's Bundoora campus. Your entry is linked to your academic merit and available professional placement.
To apply now for this dual qualification, go to the Diploma of Community Services page and fill out the Apply Now form. Our enrolment advisors will then get in touch with you directly to finalise your enrolment.