Highlights

  • Prepares you to work in areas which respond to increasing community emphasis on crime, justice, human wellbeing, and related practice.
  • Complete two separate degrees in four years full-time.
  • Justice offers targeted career paths in law enforcement, crime prevention agencies, and criminal and social justice policy agencies.
  • More than 500 hours of human services practical placement, including opportunities for overseas placements.

Highlights

  • Prepares you to work in areas which respond to increasing community emphasis on crime, justice, human wellbeing, and related practice.
  • Complete two separate degrees in four years full-time.
  • Justice offers targeted career paths in law enforcement, crime prevention agencies, and criminal and social justice policy agencies.
  • More than 500 hours of human services practical placement, including opportunities for overseas placements.

Why choose this course?

Justice and human services combines two closely associated areas to offer a concentrated focus on community, support services and the justice system. You will have the opportunity to explore child and family services, disability services, services to young people, and Indigenous health. You can choose either policy and governance or criminology and policing as the major in the justice degree. More than 500 hours of placement are availabe in local, regional and overseas locations. During these placements, you will further develop your assessment and intervention skills and your own practice framework. There are also a number of opportunities for a placement in the justice fields.

This course has a strong focus on contemporary social issues and will develop skills in casework and case management, social policy processes, group and team practice skills, advanced communication, community work, and understanding families and relationships.

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This double degree will prepare you to work in areas that respond to the increasing community emphasis on crime, justice, human wellbeing, and related practice. You will be able to work in areas such as corrections, community development, policy development, child and family services, disability, Indigenous community work, customs services, court administrative services, non-policy enforcement agencies and criminology research.

Many previous graduates have worked 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. Other opportunities include careers in aged services, disability services, child protection, community corrections, community education or health, or in aid work.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Community Workers Association.

Possible careers

  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Youth Worker

Details and units

Both areas will be studied in each semester. In the justice component, you will study areas such as criminology, policing, ethics, crime prevention, justice policy and investigations. In human services, you may choose a focus on disability, youth, or child and family services.

Both areas will be studied in each semester. In the justice component, you will study areas such as criminology, policing, ethics, crime prevention, justice policy and investigations. In human services, you may choose a focus on disability, youth, or child and family services.

Requirements

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
IX78
QTAC code
409092
CRICOS code
058290F
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer 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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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, 2019

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 3
Selection rank 96
OP 2
Selection rank 97
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 77
OP 11
Selection rank 77
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 15
Selection rank 13
OP 13
Selection rank 72

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).

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, 2020.

OP
14
Rank
70
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $14,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $31,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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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