Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Community Development and Indigenous Studies)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Strengthen community connections
Are you passionate about issues impacting the community and working to improve community living for all groups of people? Interested in learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and perspectives in contemporary society?
This program is delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff at USQ to enable students to develop the ability to work with and within Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate and effective ways. Throughout the Community Development and Indigenous Studies major, you will be challenged to critically analyse and debate contemporary issues that affect communities, such as:
- ethics and social welfare
- gender and racial equality
- social justice, and
- the Law.
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 (Community Development and Indigenous 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 Community Development and Indigenous 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.