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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.  

  • 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).
  • 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 the Graduate Certificate of Business (NDIS Studies), specific to the NDIS. 
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