Bachelor of Human Services

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Bachelor of Human Services


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Dr Kate Jonathan

Give others the tools to create positive change in their lives.

The human services include a range of professions dedicated to helping others live meaningful lives. This degree gives you a broad overview of many different areas of human services, and builds your knowledge and capacity for a variety of roles in community welfare and social justice. Importantly, this degree also gives you a strong grounding in the principles of social equity and anti-oppressive practice, which are foundational to the field.

In this degree you will:

  • Gain exposure to the theory and values base of human services practice and develop practical skills to ensure your success.
  • extend your understanding of the nature of contemporary society, and individual, family and community behaviour 
  • Learn to critically analyse social problems, and learn about social welfare arrangements in Australia 
  • Choose electives to build your knowledge and skills in your desired area of work or practice 
  • Complete two separate field education placements in human services agencies, providing a total of 500 hours' placement experience.
Post-admission requirements

Students are required to complete two field education placements at approved agencies. A Blue Card (CCYPCG) and criminal history check is required – refer to Requirements for field education.

Career opportunities

Human services graduates find careers in community agencies, government organisations and the private sector, including as a child safety officer, case manager, disability services worker, youth worker, families support worker, community development worker, community corrections officer.


This program is accredited with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Students and graduates are entitled to apply for ACWA membership.

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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