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What will I learn?


The Diploma in Human Services is a professional human services course that ensures you are challenged by comprehensive up to date knowledge and experience discipline-specific, practical and applied training. In this course you will develop critical thinking skills, knowledge of theoretical frameworks and practical skills that will provide a basis for employment opportunities in the community services sector.

You will practice applying your knowledge through case studies, group work, essays, the completion of practical exercises, professional placements and research activities.

It is an eight unit course that transforms students into ‘work-ready’ graduates over a two trimester, fulltime load.


The Diploma in Human Services is a pathway into the following courses: Associate Degree in Human Services; Bachelor of Human Services.

You can contact an Admissions Advisor to provide further guidance on admission pathways.


The Diploma in Human Services provides you with entry level knowledge of core theories, principles, and practice for application in a range of paraprofessional contexts in the human services and allied health fields.

Possible career pathways

The human services sector is a vital part of any vibrant community and offers a wide variety of opportunity and career pathways both in Australia and internationally. People seeking a career in the human services sector seek to create positive change through better access to health and wellbeing services. They have a curiosity to learn and to adapt to our changing world. Most importantly, they demonstrate a commitment to serve others.

Duration: By standard study mode (2 trimesters per academic year) = 1 years full time equivalent

The full time indicative 2022 annual course fee for international students is: AUD $22,464 for full time standard study mode (for 2 trimesters of 4 units); AUD $33,696 for full time accelerated study mode (for 3 trimesters of 4 units).



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$22,464.00 (12,22,198) per year
Application deadline

5 September 2022

More details

Start date

5 September 2022


EQUALS International

81 Currie Street,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Recent secondary education: School leavers and applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years); Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). or

Higher education study: Complete or partly completed a recognised higher education course at a recognised higher education institution or

Vocational Education and Training (VET): Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above or

Work and life experience (includes less recent secondary results): Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained no more than 2 years in the past; or Complete an approved Foundation Studies program; or satisfy the requirements of an approved Foundation Skills Assessment. or

Qualify for Special Entry: Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission. Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant.


English Language proficiency requirements are applicable to international students and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted in the Admission Pathway section.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.0 (with no skills band <5.5)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 60 (with min 18 in writing)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 (with no sub-score <42)

Cambridge English Scale Score (from 2015): 169 (with no sub-score <162)

OET : Pass C, D