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Bachelor of Human Services
Bachelor of Human Services

Bachelor of Human Services

  • ID:GU610110
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$126,327.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

Study human services and bring real change to people's lives. This degree will equip you to work with individuals, families, and communities. You will learn from experts with links to health and community sectors, and government and non-government organisations. You will learn about human services in Australia and develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a better future for individuals and families in need, younger and older people, and persons living with disability. Through the course of your studies, you will develop a clear and insightful understanding of the principles of social justice, empowerment, and social inclusion. You will learn through hands-on experience as you undertake a professional placement in your final year of study.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

CRICOS CODE: 026703K

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STANDARD PROGRAM

Year 1

You must complete the following courses.

  • Human Services Structures - 1006HSV

  • Lifespan Development - 1010HSV

  • Human Behaviour - 1015HSV (see Note 1)

OR

  • Language and Communication for Health - 5902LHS (only offered on-campus) (see Note 1)

  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008HSV (see Note 2)

  • Human Services Processes - 1007HSV

  • Equity and Diversity - 1028HSV

  • Introduction to Social Theory - 1014HSV

  • Free-choice elective

Note 1: Students entering in Year 1 and are required to complete the English Language Enhancement course will complete 5902LHS in their first trimester of study in place of 1015HSV and complete 1015HSV in Year 2/Trimester 1 in place of a free-choice elective.

Note 2: Students enrolled in the Distance Education offering of the Bachelor of Human Services are required to attend a one-week (Monday-Friday) compulsory intensive at the Gold Coast campus as part of this course.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals - 2012HSV

  • First Peoples and Social Justice - 2032HSV

  • Group Facilitation - 2027HSV (see Note 1)

  • Free-choice elective

OR

  • Language and Communication for Health - 5902LHS (only offered on-campus) (see Note 2)

OR

  • Human Behaviour - 1015HSV (see Note 3)

  • Community Practice Approaches - 2010HSV

  • Listed elective

  • Human Services Research - 2002HSV

  • Working in Organisations - 2031HSV

Note 1: Students enrolled in the Distance Education offering of the Bachelor of Human Services are required to attend a one-week (Monday-Friday) compulsory intensive at the Gold Coast campus as part of this course.

Note 2: For students entering the program in Year 2 and are required to complete the English Language Enhancement course.

Note 3: For students who completed the English Language Enhancement course in Year 1, 1015HSV must be completed in Year 2/Trimester 1.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Social Construction of Welfare - 2013HSV

  • Listed elective

  • Influencing Policy and Legislation - 3003HSV

  • Counselling Individuals and Families - 3020HSV (see Note 2)

  • Field Placement - 3011HSV

  • Ethics and Professional Practice - 3007HSV

Note 1: Students must undertake 3011HSV in their final trimester of study. Students must complete preparation for placement requirements in the trimester prior to placement. Students will be advised in writing of these requirements. Students will need to be available for professional placements and workshops for five full days every week when undertaking the field placement.

Note 2: Students enrolled in the Distance Education offering of the Bachelor of Human Services are required to attend a one-week (Monday-Friday) compulsory intensive at the Gold Coast campus as part of this course.

Listed electives

  • Sociology of Crime - 2007CCJ (offered Tri 3 online)

  • Introduction to Corrections - 2003CCJ

  • Children and Youth - 3013HSV

  • Developing Practice and Leadership - 4001HSV

  • Power and Politics - 2139LHS (not offered from 2019)

OR

  • Popular Music, Culture and Identity - 3056LHS (offered Online)

  • Youth Justice - 3015CCJ

  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability - 1043SCG

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century - 1205MED

  • Positive Psychology - 1010PSY

  • Law Government and Criminal Justice - 1003CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

  • Sociology of Youth - 2026LHS

  • Childhood: Early Years - 2026HSV

  • Introduction to Sexual Health and STI - 3929NRS

  • Evaluation, Effectiveness, Outcomes - 3037HSV

  • Engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Business Communities - 3100AFE

  • Working in International Communities - 2947HSV (see Note 1) (not offered in 2020)

  • Working with Family Violence - 3023HSV

  • Contemporary Issues in Ageing - 3024HSV

Note 1: 2947HSV involves travel to an international destination and will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Free-choice electives

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective/s offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ

  • First Peoples - 1088LHS

  • Introduction to Health Promotion - 1977MED

  • Sustainability and Health - 1982MED

  • Work and Employability - 1001EHR (not offered from 2021)

OR

  • The Future of Work - 1007GBS

  • Social Problems - Inequality and (In)justice - 1008CCJ (Tri 3: Online)

  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR

  • Nutrition - 2210AHS

  • Physical Activity Promotion - 2223MED

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Adult Development and Ageing - 3012PSY

  • Child and Youth Mental Health - 3936NRS

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC

  • The Business of You - 3036IBA (not offered in 2021)

  • The Business of Business - 3037IBA (not offered in 2021)

  • Writing the Character Journey from Comics to Film - 2105LHS

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be prepared for a career in community planning and development, welfare services, family support, mental health services, correctional services, policy development and research, rehabilitation services, women's services, and youth work.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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