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Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

  • 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.
QTAC course code425071
QUT course code SW03
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Note: Evening only classes are not available.
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 058285C
  • 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

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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.

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.

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.

Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in a complementary area such as justice, business, public health or creative industries.

Professional recognition

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

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.

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



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

2018: 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:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for 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 (425071) 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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