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  • Specialise in both human services and business to align your career with your interests.
  • Get prepared for work in human service 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.
  • 550 hours of human services practical placement including opportunities for overseas placements. 
QTAC course code 409022
QUT course code IX42
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Faculty of Health
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CRICOS code 088346B
  • 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 Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Youth Worker


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. They are committed to improving social justice and human rights, promoting equitable and accessible services, and actioning social change.

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 will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

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

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Subject prerequisites

    Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors require Maths A, B or C. You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 9
    Rank 81
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

    2018: $29,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    2018: $29,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    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


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

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    1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
    2. Checked important dates
    3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents

    All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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