Please refer to:

The Bachelor of Human Services is no longer available.

Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Human Services.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 English or equivalent

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AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Human Services.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 English or equivalent View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 058266F

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Human Services?

Human service practitioners help everyday people in need. Professional practice in the human services is complex, challenging and very rewarding because it's about making a real difference in people's lives and building a better world. The Bachelor of Human Services prepares students to work in a range of human service roles with a focus on children and youth, families and/or community development.

Students will learn about social issues and problems and how they occur, as well as the theory, professional ethics and value base that is the foundation of human service practice. The degree focuses on how best to help people deal with real life difficulties. It is the first step towards a professional career that is exciting and always changing. In order to develop job ready skills and abilities students undertake two professional placements in community-based human service agencies. These work placements help to secure employment for many students and they meet the accreditation guidelines of the Australian Community Workers Association.

Note: Subject to final approval, this program will no longer be offered from 2017. Visit the following website for further information.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Human Services.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Human Services

Placement courses

Compulsory Placement Course

Students are required to complete work placements of 500 hours during their degree. Students may incur costs associated with their placements (e.g. travel, parking, stationery). Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base to minimise travel costs and travel time for students. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing placement. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and should do so three months before their placement is due to commence.

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Year 12 English or equivalent

Additional application information

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Deferment of offer is not available for this program. Successful applicants must commence the program in 2016.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 English or equivalent View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Deferment of offer is not available for this program. Successful applicants must commence the program in 2016.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 058266F

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Human Services

Careers

Graduates find employment in a range of fields, including:

  • Youth Development Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Youth Outreach and Information Worker
  • Child Safety Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Project Officer
  • Program Co-ordinator
  • Outreach Worker

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Human Services

To complete the Bachelor of Human Services, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 comprising:

  • #32 compulsory courses from the BHumanServ course list; and
  • #16 which could consist of one of the following options:
    • a major, or
    • two minors, or
    • one minor and #8 free electives, or
    • #16 free electives.

    To declare a major, a student must complete #16 in accordance with a major as specified in the list. To declare a minor, a student must complete #8 from a major list, of which no more than #4 may be introductory.

Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Human Services.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Human Services