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Diploma of Human Services and Development

Summary
Diploma of Human Services and Development (DHSD)
  • CRICOS: 093266D

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

International students are not able to study this program on-campus in Toowoomba. Semester 3 entry is only available part-time.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Influence the welfare of communities

Make a positive difference to the community in which you and others live with USQ’s Diploma of Human Services and Development. 

You will study the basic challenges and principles of human rights, mental health, indigenous issues, case management, and human services, as well as examine legal, ethical and social responsibilities that are essential to work in the community development environment.

The eight courses will allow you to gain technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design, and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems. 

Pathway to further study

This Diploma is a pathway into the Bachelor of Human Services, and with further study you can obtain a professional qualification in either community development, human services, social work or counselling.

 

 
Choose from a range of careers in community organisations, local councils or in community development with marginalised groups.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 3
plus 4 x courses from the Bachelor of Human Services (core courses or any major) 4
plus 1 x elective 1
Total 8
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 19830
On-campus AUD 23610

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 2017 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.

Alternate pathways

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


How to apply

CRICOS: 093266D

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018. 

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.