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Bachelor of Human Services

Support individuals, families or communities experiencing adversity. Choose subjects that match your interests. Complete 550 hours of professional experience.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
425071
CRICOS
058285C

Evening only classes are not available.

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Specialise in child and family services, youth services, gender crime, Indigenous health, or policy skills and management.
  • 550 hours of professional placement including opportunities in rural and regional Australia, and overseas.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a community development worker, welfare worker, youth worker, correctional counsellor, or disability services worker.

Highlights

  • Specialise in child and family services, youth services, gender crime, Indigenous health, or policy skills and management.
  • 550 hours of professional placement including opportunities in rural and regional Australia, and overseas.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a community development worker, welfare worker, youth worker, correctional counsellor, or disability services worker.
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Why choose this course?

This career-oriented course responds to global social challenges and provides you with contemporary professional skills suitable for a range of practice areas. You will complete 550 hours of supervised professional experience which will develop your assessment and intervention skills, and your own practice framework. Our students have completed placements in neighbourhood centres, homelessness and outreach services, youth services, child safety, disability, and residential aged-care facilities. There are also opportunities to complete placements in regional and rural areas, or overseas.

During this degree, you will have the flexibility to select areas of study that align with your career interests. Choose from areas of practice that include child and family services, youth justice, gender crime, Indigenous health, or policy skills and management.

You will learn from passionate staff who are human services practitioners, social workers, counsellors, anthropologists, political activists and advocates. They consult regularly with industry and have backgrounds as leaders in a range of government and community organisations.

What to expect

Through a number of diverse and rewarding roles, human services practitioners provide support to individuals, families and communities who are experiencing social or economic adversity. They may work directly with clients providing support or advocating on their behalf, manage the delivery of services and support through agencies such as Centrelink, or work for government in the development and implementation of new policies and programs. They are committed to improving social justice and human rights, promoting equitable and accessible services, and actioning social change.

Double degrees

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility. 

Consider the following double degrees with a Bachelor of Human Services:

  • Business: gain knowledge and skills to add business acumen to roles in staff recruitment and management or promotion of community service programs.
  • Creative Industries: combine creative industries and human services for careers in youth or disability arts, rehabilitation in corrective services, or community and cultural development.
  • Justice: where your human services and justice qualifications position you for a career in policy development, child and family services, Indigenous community work, customs services, court administrative services, non-policy enforcement agencies, or criminology research.
  • Public Health: merge your human services and public health skills in order to deliver support programs in government, NGOs, community and advocacy groups, and not-for-profit organisations.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates generally work with communities and non-government agencies as case managers, counsellors, policy development officers, community development officers, welfare officers, youth workers, child protection officers and family service officers.

Opportunities also exist for graduates to work in aid, development, not-for-profit and human rights agencies in Australia and internationally.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the ACWA.

Possible careers

  • Aged Services Worker
  • Child Care Professional
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Education Officer
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Policy Officer
  • Youth Worker

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 72

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
SW03
QTAC code
425071
CRICOS code
058285C
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Evening only classes are not available.

Duration
3 years full-time

Evening only classes are not available.

Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 81
OP 9
Selection rank 81
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 71
OP 12
Selection rank 73
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 68
OP 13
Selection rank 71

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
13
Rank
72
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2020 fees

2020: $31,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2019 fees

2019: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2019 fees

2019: $30,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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