Bachelor of Human Services - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Human Services

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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.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011121
  • Moreton Bay 014121^^
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55.00 OP - - Rank - 55
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
Total courses
Total units
  • ^^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.

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.
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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