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Bachelor of Human Services Major Child & Family Studies

Bachelor of Human Services Major Child & Family Studies (BHMS)
CRICOS: 070616K

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Ipswich
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available via external study.

Overview

  • Are you are passionate about people and working with your community?
  • Combining a range of courses in human services, education and counselling, you will examine the issues that impact families and children within our society.
  • This degree involves coursework, residential schools as well as professional placements in human services agencies. This program provides you with the broad knowledge base and skill set needed to work in this field.

Professional accreditation

 This major is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). If you successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours of professional placement (fieldwork), you will be eligible to apply for ACWA accreditation. 

Career outcomes

  • This degree will provide you with a solid foundation to work in community organisations. You will be equipped to work in the government and public service sectors as well as in community organisations in a wide variety of roles.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Additional requirements for placements

All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing clinical placements:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check
  • Australian Federal Police Criminal History Check certificate
  • Resume
  • USQ Student Declaration
  • USQ Placement Request form

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 8-unit major 8
1 x 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
8
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Note: If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will be required to attend a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of ACWA accreditation requirements.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25200
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30480

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 070616K

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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