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Human Services

USQ’s Human Services degree includes specialisations in Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, Counselling, Human Resource Management and Health and Social Wellbeing. 

Gain real life experience from professional placements with relevant human services agencies when they study the following specialisations: Counselling, Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, and Health and Social Wellbeing.

  • If you successfully complete a minimum of 400 hours of professional placement (fieldwork) courses you will be eligible to apply for Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accreditation. Professional placement courses are available in the Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, and Health and Social Wellbeing majors. All majors except for Human Resource Management include a mandatory 3-day residential school as part of the ACWA accreditation requirement.
  • 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).
  • Positions in Health Care and Social Assistance are projected to be the largest contributor to employment growth in Australia, with 250,500 new jobs expected by 2022 (Industry Employment Projections 2017 report, Department of Employment).
  • The demand for health and community services employees will continue to grow with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). USQ has developed a postgraduate degree specific to NDIS. The Graduate Certificate of Business (NDIS Studies).
  • Health Care and Social Assistance is Australia’s largest and fast growing industry (Job Outlook, 2017). 

Career opportunities

Our graduates are highly competitive in securing permanent positions as community development workers, child safety officers, project officers, welfare workers, and support workers in both government and non-government areas.

The Future of Human Services Guide: Job Prospects and Trends

Study Human Services at USQ