Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Child and Family Studies)
Understanding issues affecting families
If you’re interested in working with families and understanding how various social, environmental and personal issues can affect the family structure, this major could be just for you.
The Child and Family Studies major focuses on emotional and behavioural health, and examines issues impacting on families and children within society. You will explore human development through the entire life span and learn about the changing nature of the structure and function of the family in contemporary society. Completing both theory and practical placement will make sure you’re equipped with the skills you need for a career in this field.
The Honours component of this degree involves completing a research project on a topic of choice under the supervision of a staff member. The Honours program can also provide further exposure and industry experience, preparing you for an exciting career in the human services industry.
USQ has provisional accreditation for the Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies) with Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). If you successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours of professional placement (fieldwork) courses you will be eligible to apply for ACWA accreditation.This major has a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of the ACWA accreditation requirement.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|14 x core courses||16|
|plus 1 x 8-unit Child and Family Studies major||8|
|plus a second 8-unit major
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses
or 8 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6560|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 20000|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 16/64. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.