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Bachelor of Human Services
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Guided by experts with links to the health sector, you’ll learn how to improve people’s social, economic, personal and communal wellbeing. This includes families in need, younger or older people, and people living with injury or disability. As a student, you’ll discover how human services are provided throughout Australia and develop a clear understanding of the principles of social justice and empowerment. There is opportunity to specialise in a range of areas, including welfare, disability and ageing before undertaking a four-day-a-week, 13-week professional practice placement in third year. This degree is highly flexible with full-time, part-time and distance education study options available. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Human Services at GU.


Distance education students must be available to attend 15 days of face-to-face intensive study at the Gold Coast campus throughout the program.

Combined diploma/degrees

This program can be combined with the following course at TAFE Qld: D Community Services. Refer to entry for the diploma under TAFE Qld. Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Human Services.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

Students must undertake placements. A Griffith University placement officer will help find suitable local placements, however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Some placements may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate. Distance education students should be aware that if they live in remote or rural areas, they may need to travel to professional placements that may incur accommodation and living expenses. For further information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

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Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

You’ll be prepared for a career in community planning and development, welfare services, family support, community centres, mental health services, correctional services, policy development and research, rehabilitation services, women’s services, working with older persons, youth work, aged care, children’s and other related fields.


Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Community Workers Association subject to meeting any additional requirements.

Course Code
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Offer rounds
CSP/$10500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2-3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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