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Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

  • Develop an understanding about social, economic and environmental factors that affect public health and how this can inform professional practice in human services.
  • Complete two separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Opportunity to complete professional placements, both in Australia and overseas, to gain experience and industry contacts.
QTAC course code425772
QUT course code HL41
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
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 094204K
  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Director of Health Programs and Services
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • International Health Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Youth Worker


An understanding of how social, cultural and economic factors can influence the health of individuals and communities is central to public health practice. Applying this knowledge in a human services role allows graduates to develop and deliver support programs that recognise a client’s individual circumstances and underlying barriers to improved health. You may work for government health and human services departments, non-government organisations, community and advocacy groups, and not-for-profit organisations.

Why choose this course?

You will select elective units from key areas of human services and public health practice, including youth services, domestic violence, community nutrition, or general studies in psychology.

This course also offers opportunities for practical placement in local, regional, or overseas locations. These experiences allow you to broaden your skills for employment in a range of local and global environments.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the ACWA. In addition, graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion 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 out more about additional course requirements and costs.

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, and some of these requirements have associated costs. Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

2019: CSP $8,200 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 Public Health

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 (425772) 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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