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.
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.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
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.
For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements
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.
Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
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For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
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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.
2-3 years Full time or 6 years Part time