Bachelor of Human Services (Health and Social Wellbeing)
- CRICOS: 070616K
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 year/s or part-time equivalent
Become a disability professional for the future
Are you interested in the wellbeing of others and a role within government, community or health and social care organisations? With a Bachelor of Human Services (Health and Social Wellbeing) from USQ you will acquire knowledge and skills to organise services and case manage people with a disability or the healthy older person. Your studies will look at assessment and support strategies to assist people to maintain independence and quality of life.
This program will explore a variety of best practice methods to ensure individuals sustain a quality of life at home or in the community. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of social wellbeing, disability care, healthy ageing, assessment of individuals and families and provision of services.
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 (Child and Family 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.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
|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.