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What will I learn?

In this double degree you can tailor your learning experience to your interests and career goals.

You will learn from world-class educators and researchers and benefit from our on-campus learning facilities, including – for language students - the Multimedia Languages Lab where you can connect in real-time with native speakers from around the world, and our Human Services Studios.

In your studies you will learn from industry experts and award-winning researchers. You will build strong workplace networks when you complete 560 hours of field placements during your final year.

Your career:

A career in the human services sector requires a strong interest in people; you also need to be able to think clearly and logically, to be compassionate, understanding and patient. If you think you’ve got what it takes, the employment opportunities are excellent and the demand for graduates is high, with graduating students quickly finding work in a wide range of fields. Careers to consider:

  • community development officer: employed by a city, neighbourhood or other municipality to ensure the growth, health and vitality of a region
  • community services worker: work with individuals and groups in the areas of psychology, rehabilitation and social work
  • consular officer: issue visas, and offer advice and consular assistance
  • counsellor: work with individuals and groups to help people overcome problems
  • humanitarian worker: facilitate the distribution of aid to people who have been affected by human or natural disasters
  • ministerial advisor: ensure that decisions made by the minister are implemented by agencies
  • project manager: use your managerial expertise to manage individual projects; work to meet deadlines and budget requirements
  • policy developer and analyst: study social problems and develop policies in order to solve them
  • social researcher: plan, design, conduct, manage and report on a range of social topics, including crime, healthcare, social services and unemployment
  • translator/interpreter: assist in communication between two parties and translate either written or spoken words from one language into another
  • youth worker: guide and support young people in their social, educational and personal development
  • policy advisor: review, develop and implement policies and strategies

You could improve your employment prospects by continuing your studies with a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

What you'll learn:

You will develop the skills, knowledge and intercultural expertise to support individuals, families, groups and communities both locally and internationally in the community aid and humanitarian sector.

You will also develop diverse knowledge in political, behavioural and social sciences, all within the context of human services. To complement your studies in Human Services, you will complete two Arts majors, choosing from Languages (English as An Additional Language; French, Italian or Japanese Studies); International Relations; Sociology; or Linguistics.

You could improve your employment prospects by continuing your studies with a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

Alternative Pathways:

There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:

SAIBT Diploma of Arts

CRICOS

095899K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (14,98,929) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Magill Campus

St Bernards Rd,

MAGILL,

South Australia,

5072, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Diploma level or above

or

Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

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

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