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Bachelor of Social and Community Studies/Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies - 151JA

Course Code: 151JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
Canberra Law School
UAC Code: 364013
CRICOS Code: 071083D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


This new course will prepare students for a career in the community service and Justice sectors, both industries evolving rapidly to meet the changing environmental, economic, social and cultural demands facing individuals, families and communities. This course is an ideal professional development program for people already employed in the human services and Justice sectors who wish to advance their careers and extend their capabilities and opportunities. The administration of justice faces greater issues than ever before.

These qualifications will provide students with a theoretical and practical basis to work as effective change agents across the broad range of community and Justice sectors and issues in both government and non government organisations. Students will develop an understanding of the justice system, its structure, concepts and underlying principles, and be introduced to the issues that arise in developing, managing, and administering policy in justice environments and equip them with the tools to undertake those tasks successfully.

The course covers areas such as human learning and development, adult and community education, ethics, change theory, social research, judicial administration, sociology, psychology, criminal law, human rights, management, communications, human resources, government studies, a year long applied field project and two specialisations in counselling studies and community development.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty office on (02) 6201 2400 or email for all course enquiries
Prospective Students
Please email or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) Further details can be obtained from the faculty site http //

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course

Additional Admission Requirements

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social and Community Studies/Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies degree are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement.

Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Closed to Domestic Admissions in 2012

Notes for International Applicants

Open to International admission in semester 1 2012.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies B SocScJusticeSt
Bachelor of Social and Community Studies B Soc&CommunitySt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Social and Community Studies Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiries details below for other course options.

Professional Accreditation

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Graduate Employment

Graduates of these courses will find employment in a wide range of settings such as client support and advocacy services, community development, policy development, program management or planning, within community organisations as service coordinators, project officers or community workers, and in many areas of the justice sector including policy development, court administration, law enforcement, security, corrective services, criminological research, community legal centres and law reform bodies.

Special Class Delivery Details

Students will undertake two field placements, locally, nationally or internationally, one of which must be taken in the justice sector.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters


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  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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