Bachelor of Human Services
Griffith University - Distance ed

Course outline

Human services professionals help improve people’s social, economic, personal and communal wellbeing. This degree will equip you to work with individuals, families, and communities. You will learn from experts with links to health and community sectors, and government and non-government organisations. You will learn about human services in Australia and develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a better future for individuals and families in need, younger and older people, and persons living with disability. Through the course of your studies, you will develop a clear and insightful understanding of the principles of social justice, empowerment, and social inclusion. You will complete a four-day-a-week, trimester-long practice placement in your final year of study. 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.


Students can enrol in the Distance Education offering of the program and will be able to complete the program off-campus by distance learning via our online learning management system online with the exception of three compulsory five-day face-to-face intensive on-campus courses.

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

In this program, you will spend 400 hours (four days per week) in the work/professional environment during trimester six of the full-time program or equivalent. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including Northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas. For further information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


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

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

You’ll be ready for a career in community planning and development, welfare services, family support, mental health services, correctional services, policy development and research, rehabilitation services, women’s services, working with older people, and youth work.


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

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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