Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling)
- CRICOS: 070616K
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 year/s or part-time equivalent
Enhance your professional skills with counselling tools
If you are passionate about people, then our Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) will put you on the right path to working with individuals in your community. With an emphasis on preparing you for counselling employment in community and welfare settings, this degree will equip you with the skills necessary to manage the demands of a modern counsellor and human services practitioner. You will be taught by experienced counsellors with a practical focus, providing you with a solid foundation to work in community organisations.
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.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Services who have completed all eight units within Counselling major who have successfully completed both field placement courses, one being a counselling field placement, will be eligible to apply for Level 1 membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). It's necessary to have attended certain residential schools if you are aiming to become a professional counsellor and/or join professional counselling associations.
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||8|
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.
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.
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
- USQ Student Declaration
- USQ Placement Request form
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
Note: The Counselling major is not available to international students studying on-campus.
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.