Diploma in Social and Human Services - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Diploma in Social and Human Services

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Begin a meaningful career in just one year

Want to make a difference in people’s lives? Begin your career with the foundational knowledge you’ll need for future studies in counselling, psychology, social work, human services or community health.

Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 015181
  • Moreton Bay 014181
USC program code
UC104
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Applicants who have already completed a higher education qualification (AQF Level 5 and above, or equivalent), excluding VET sector diplomas, are not eligible for entry into this program. Proficiency in the English language is required for entry to all programs and courses and any international or domestic applicant from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the University's standard and program specific English language requirements.
Fee type 2020
Total courses
8
Total units
96
International
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

Learn how people think and behave and how to relate to different communities, including children, families, Indigenous Australians and older people. You’ll also learn about the importance of ethics and social justice, and start to build the practical skills you’ll need to interact with clients in the workplace.

On successful completion of the Diploma in Social and Human Services, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit towards your choice of the following degrees:

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Recommended courses

After successfully completing the Diploma in Social and Human Services, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit into your choice of the following USC bachelor's degrees. If you plan to study one of these degrees after completing your diploma, you should follow the recommended study sequence for your preferred degree. This will ensure you achieve the maximum credit available.

Bachelor of Counselling
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

UCC106 Professional People Skills for Study, Community and Society

COU180 Introductory Counselling Skills

COU101 Theories of Counselling: From Freud to Integrative Practice *

COU176 Group Processes and Practice

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology B

SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

COU101 Theories of Counselling: From Freud to Integrative Practice *

COU176 Group Processes and Practice

Year 2

UCC106 Professional People Skills for Study, Community and Society

COU180 Introductory Counselling Skills

PSY100 Introduction to Psychology A

SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

 

*COU101 not available at Moreton campus until 2021. Moreton students complete SWK100 in 2020.

Bachelor of Human Services and Bachelor of Social Work
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

UCC106 Professional People Skills for Study, Community and Society

SCS101 Foundations of Human Behaviour

COU176 Group Processes and Practice

SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n't) it work? - An Introduction to Sociology

SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

SWK100 Introduction to Social Work Practice Theories

USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

SWK100 Introduction to Social Work Practice Theories

COU176 Group Processes and Practice

Year 2

UCC106 Professional People Skills for Study, Community and Society

COU180 Introductory Counselling Skills

SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

SWK172 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services

 
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

UCC106 Professional People Skills for Study, Community and Society

PSY100 Introduction to Psychology A

COU176 Group Processes and Practice

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology B

SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

SWK100 Introduction to Social Work Practice Theories

USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

COU176 Group Processes and Practice

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology B

Year 2

UCC106 Professional People Skills for Study, Community and Society

COU180 Introductory Counselling Skills

PSY100 Introduction to Psychology A

SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

 


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