Bachelor of Human Services (Community Development and Indigenous Studies)
- CRICOS: 070616K
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 year/s or part-time equivalent
Be empowered to meet the needs of the community
Are you passionate about issues that impact the community? Interested in learning about Australian Indigenous perspectives and ways of thinking?
Throughout the Bachelor of Human Services (Community Development and Indigenous Studies) 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.
Our Indigenous staff will enable you to develop the ability to work with and within Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate and effective ways.
You will gain valuable experience in diverse community and welfare settings by completing a minimum of 400 hours of professional experience placements. Students will be required to provide the following to USQ:
- current Australian Federal Police Criminal History Check Certificate
- a current Blue Card from the Queensland Government Commission for Children and Young People and Young Guardian
- immunisations may be required in order to attend particular settings.
The Bachelor of Human Services (Community Development and Indigenous Studies) is accredited 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. You will need to attend a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of the ACWA accreditation requirement.
Graduates can work as community development officers, human service professionals in government and community settings, social care institutions, or organisations that design and offer programs and services to Indigenous communities.
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.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 1 x 8-unit major
plus a second 8-unit major
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). 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, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.