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Human Services and Counselling

If you are passionate about people, then studying Human Services at USQ is a great stepping stone to your future career. You can discover the empathetic side of yourself through specialisations in Counselling, Child and Family, Community Development, Human Resource Management and Indigenous studies.

  • Employment for Counsellors is expected to grow very strongly to November 2020 (Job Outlook, 2016).
  • Focus on Counselling, Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, and Human Resource Management.
  • Practise your skills in the field with practical and/or clinical experience in a human services agency to help you stand out from the job crowd when you graduate.
  • USQ is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). If you successfully complete 400 hours of professional placement you will be eligible for ACWA accreditation. If you don’t wish to undertake the three professional placement courses, or if you're studying overseas, you can complete three other approved courses.
  • The Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling major) meets the training standards for full membership of the Australian Counselling Association at level 1. (Graduates from 2010 may also be eligible for level 2 or 3 membership).
  • Become a disability and aged care health care worker with our Bachelor of Human Services (Health and Social Wellbeing). The demand for health and community services continues to grow with employment growth predicted to be strong in this area (Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council Environmental Scan, 2014).

Career prospects

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

Counselling pathways

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Study Human Services and Counselling at USQ