What will I learn?

Examine issues affecting families

If you are passionate about people, then our Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies) will put you on the right path to working with your community. Combining a range of courses in psychology, education and counseling, you will examine the issues that impact families and children within our society.

This degree involves theory, field practicum, as well as work experience in a human services agency of your choice, providing you with the broad knowledge base and skill set needed to work in this field.

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

If you successfully complete 400 hours of professional placement you will be eligible for ACWA accreditation. If you don’t wish to undertake the three professional placement courses, or if you're studying overseas, you can complete three other approved courses.

Career outcomes

This degree will provide you with a solid foundation to work in community organizations. You will be equipped to work in the government and public service sectors as well as in community organizations as a community development worker, counselor, welfare advocate and support worker.

Other majors

Other majors for the Bachelor of Human Services include: Community Development and Indigenous Studies, Counselling, Health and Social Wellbeing, Human Resource Management.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

CRICOS

070616K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (17,13,062) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

USQ Ipswich Campus

11 Salisbury Road,

IPSWICH,

Queensland,

4305, IPSWICH, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (17,13,062) per year
Start date

15 November 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
  • NIET Group - Charlton Brown
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