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Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies)

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

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich

Semester 3 intake is only available via external study.
View USQ Handbook

Examine issues affecting families

If you are passionate about people, then our Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies) will put you on the right path to working with your community. Combining a range of courses in psychology, education and counselling, you will examine the issues that impact families and children within our society.

This degree involves theory, field practicum, as well as work experience in a human services agency of your choice, providing you with the broad knowledge base and skill set needed to work in this field.

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking 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. All students will attend a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of the ACWA accreditation requirement. 

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 as a community development worker, counsellor, welfare advocate and support worker.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x 8-unit 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

8
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 20360
On-campus AUD 23530

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 070616K

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

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