Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Community Development and Indigenous Studies)
- CRICOS: 090789A
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
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.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.