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OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

  • 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.
QTAC course code409092
QUT course code IX78
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
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Law
Course contact
CRICOS code 058290F
  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Youth Worker


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.

Career 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.

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.


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

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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 73

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.

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:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Justice

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 (409092) 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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