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OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

  • Combine professional practice in human services with a creative interest for community or cultural development.
  • Design your own degree by exploring your creative talents and choosing a creative industries major, and aligning this with areas of interest in human services.
  • Learn through extensive practical placements, including opportunities for overseas placements, industry partnerships and networking.
QTAC course code429062
QUT course code ID02
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 058291E
  • Adult/Workplace Educator
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Education Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Entertainment Director
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Family Services Officer
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • International Health Officer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Youth Worker

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Why choose this course?

Creativity is used in many areas of community and cultural development, youth arts, disability arts and correctional services. Graduates of this course may work in roles that encourage the use of creative disciplines to support individuals and communities who are experiencing social or economic adversity.

You will major in an area of creative industries that may include creative and professional writing, drama, entertainment industries, fashion communication, film, television and screen, interactive and visual design, media and communication, and music.

Choose elective units in human services that support your creative interests, such as Indigenous health, domestic violence, youth services or disability.

Extensive professional placement provides an opportunity to network and explore the array of career pathways. These placements can be completed in local, regional or overseas locations.

Professional recognition

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

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.

Find more information on additional course requirements and costs.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Human Services

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Creative Industries and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Human Services. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Creative Industries component

The core of the program centres on Creative Enterprise studios that offer authentic, problem-based activities, coupled with work integrated learning, skills in entrepreneurship and commercial links that engage in creative start-ups. Early in your degree, you choose two introductory units to experience your preferred majors. Using this experience, you then decide upon a creative industries major.

You will complete:

  • core units - 72 credit points
  • creative industries introductory units - 24 credit points
  • a creative industries major - 96 credit points from one of the specified majors including: Creative and Professional Writing; Media and Communication; Drama and Performance; Entertainment; Fashion Communication; Interactive and Visual Design; Music and Sound; and Screen Content Production.

Human Services component

You will complete 108 credit points of core human services units, 48 credit points of professional practice studies and 36 credit points of human services elective studies.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

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

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Find more information on additional course requirements and costs.

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

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Human Services

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (429062) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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