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Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

  • Specialise in both human services and business to prepare for employment in organisations that provide support to individuals, families, and communities who are experiencing social or economic adversity.
  • Choose from nine business majors to develop knowledege in competitive tendering, marketing, project management, human resources, accounting and management of budgets.
  • 500 hours of human services placement including opportunities for overseas placements. 
QTAC course code409022
QUT course code IX42
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
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
  • QUT Business School
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 088346B
  • Business Development Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Education Officer
  • Director of Health Programs and Services
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • 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 counselling support or advocating on their behalf, manage the delivery of services and support through agencies such as Centrelink, develop and administer programs, or work for government in the development and implementation of new policies and programs.

Why choose this course?

Our double degree in human services and business will prepare you for work with organisations that provide public, non-government and private services such as child and family, disability support and health services. In the business component, you may choose a major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

This course has a strong focus on contemporary social issues. You 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. You will complete over 500 hours of human services placement during this course, meaning you'll gain the hands-on experience you need to build a successful career. During placement, you will further develop your assessment and intervention skills and develop your own practice framework.

Career outcomes

In an age of competitive tendering, outsourcing and consumer choice, a double degree in human services and business gives you the knowledge and skills you need to work effectively across public and private spheres to progress to management positions in human service organisations. Tasks undertaken by managers in human service organisations include recruiting and managing staff, marketing and promoting programs and services, and preparing and managing budgets, contracts and tenders.

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

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

Professional recognition

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

You may be eligible for membership of a number of other professional bodies depending on your business major and unit selection.

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 9

Rank 81

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English

Maths A, B or C for accountancy, economics, finance and marketing study areas. 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.

2019: CSP $8,500 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/Bachelor of Business

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 (409022) 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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