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Human Services and Counselling

If you are passionate about people, then studying Human Services at USQ provides you with numerous opportunities and pathways to a career in this field. Select from specialisations within Human Services including Counselling, Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, Human Resource Management and Health and Social Wellbeing.

  • A degree in Human Services from USQ will prepare you for employment across Australia.  
  • Experience professional placements with relevant human services agencies when you study the following specialisations - Child and Family Studies, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, Counselling, and Health and Social Wellbeing.
  • USQ is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) for the following specialisations - Child and Family, Community Development and Indigenous Studies, Counselling, and Health and Social Wellbeing. If you successfully complete the program including 400 hours of professional placement you will be eligible for ACWA accreditation on graduation.
  • The demand for health and community services employees will continue to grow with the national implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • You can 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).
  • Employment for Counsellors is expected to grow very strongly to November 2020 (Job Outlook, 2016).

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