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Bachelor of Human Services (Honours)
Bachelor of Human Services (Honours)

Bachelor of Human Services (Honours)

  • ID:GU610111
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The criteria for admission to this Honours program are:

  • successful completion of a Bachelor of Human Services program or an equivalent qualification
  • GPA of at least 5.0 over the second and third year of the Bachelor degree - a candidate whose level of achievement falls below this level may apply in writing for special consideration
  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic, the resources available to support the candidature and the availability of appropriate supervision
  • the preparedness of the applicant to undertake the degree in terms of the elapsed time since the prospective candidate qualified for the award of a Bachelor degree and the academic preparation provided by the bachelors degree for the candidate's proposed dissertation topic.

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)

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

Course Information

This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the specialisation defined by their undergraduate degree program within the context of a multidisciplinary cohort.

The research skills developed within this program will provide an attractive credential for students seeking employment in the public or private sectors. The program will also provide the necessary preparation for entry into a higher degree research program. The multidisciplinary context of the program, involving team-teaching of students and the sharing of coursework and seminar experiences across disciplines will be invaluable to students given the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand complex problems in health.


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Students must complete the following courses:

  • Qualitative Research - 7018NRS


  • Quantitative Research - 6002HLS
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry - 7001HSV (T3 online only)
  • Listed electives
  • Human Service: Knowledge and Practice - 7032HSV
  • Dissertation Part 1 - 6002HSV_P1
  • Dissertation Part 2 - 6002HSV_P2
  • Dissertation Part 3 - 6002HSV_P3

Listed electives

Students must complete 20 credit points from the following courses:

  • Advanced Studies in Health Sciences - 6001MSC
  • Applied Research Statistics and Meta-Analysis - 6005MED


  • Advanced Research Statistics - 6003MED (not offered from 2021)
  • Research Evidence and Practice - 7021NRS (see Note 1) (not offered from 2021)
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices - 7312MED
  • Independent Study - 6004HLS (not offered from T2-2019)


  • Independent Practice Project - 7103NRS
  • Qualitative Research - 7018NRS
  • Quantitative Research - 6002HLS
  • Clinical Trials - Principles and Practice - 6005PHM
  • Applied Counselling - 7002HSV
  • The Lived Experience of Disability - 7004HSV
  • Disability Inclusion - 7006HSV
  • Human Services: Law and Social Policy - 7012HSV
  • Disability Theories and Approaches - 7015HSV
  • Working with Diverse Populations - 7030HSV
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics - 7033HSV
  • Understanding Mental Health: Theories and Practice - 7035HSV
  • Consumer, Carer, and Community Engagement in Mental Health - 7036HSV
  • Contemporary Mental Health Practice - 7037HSV
  • Reconceptualising Practice with Children and Youth - 7040HSV
  • Contemporary Issues for Children and Families - 7042HSV
  • First Peoples and Social Justice (Advanced) - 7047HSV

Note 1: Students must have successfully completed either 6001HLS Dissertation Preparation or 7001HSV Foundations of Research Inquiry prior to enrolling in 7021NRS.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the program will be able to plan and conduct research in human services and related disciplines and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to higher degree research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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