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Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (BHSH)
  • CRICOS: 090789A

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

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Become a leader in your community 

Are you an advocate for good care for all communities? Do you aspire to be a leader in wellbeing within a government, community or health and social care organisation?

USQ’s Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) combines theoretical knowledge with practical work experience in the human services sector. You will experience 400 hours of practical and relevant professional placement associated with the major you’re studying. 

The Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) includes a fourth year where you will have the opportunity to complete a research project on a topic of your choice under the supervision and guidance of a staff member.

You will select from one of the following five engaging and interesting majors focusing on equipping graduates with skills in case management, social justice, counselling, diversity, resource management, policy, program development and advocacy. 

Your study options

Professional accreditation

USQ has provisional accreditation with the 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. Professional placement courses are available in the Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, and Health and Social Wellbeing majors. All majors except for Human Resource Management include a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of the ACWA accreditation requirement.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) who have completed all eight units within Counselling major who have successfully completed one counselling field placement will be eligible for Level 1 membership with the Australian Counselling Association. It's necessary to have attended certain residential schools if you are aiming to become a professional counsellor and/or join professional counselling associations.

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