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Overview

  • 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 code 409022
QUT course code IX42
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
  • Faculty of Health
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CRICOS code 088346B
Careers
  • 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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Details

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

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of 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.

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

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • Wales

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

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT 79 16 16 21 18
Pearson PTE (Academic) 58 50 50 50 50
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.

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, and they may be subject to increases.

2019: $30,200 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:

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