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What will I learn?

The Master of Health and Human Services provides health and community services professionals with high-level skills that will set them up to become leaders in their field.

As a student of this course, you will gain insight into the latest thinking, new knowledge and practices, and research related to psychosocial practice.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for health and community service professionals at various stages of their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to advance their careers or move into a new field of professional practice.

This includes those who work in mental health, drug and alcohol support, welfare, and those who work with disadvantaged or people in need. It is particularly relevant to:

  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Case managers
  • Nurses
  • Community workers
  • Therapists.

Course aims

This course is designed to prepare those for leadership and specialist roles in the health, mental health and human services sectors. By undertaking this course, you will push the boundaries of your knowledge, understand and benefit from evidence-informed practice to effectively respond to the problems that affect individuals, families, communities and organisations. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of knowledge, policy and research as it relates your practice, learning from leading academics who conduct evidence-based research in the fields of health, mental health, child and family welfare, ageing, social policy, policy evaluation and leadership.

Career outcomes

According to projections, the health and community services sector will grow more rapidly than any other in the next five years*. This will create demand for high-calibre health, community services and social workers, a trend that is echoed internationally. The Health and Human Services course allows you to take advantage of this demand.

As a graduate of this course, you will have developed the ability to engage in a critical reflection of your own practice and be able to lead effectively in this sector, with the capabilities and skills to build important connections between people and organisations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years part time)

Tuition fees
A$13,552.00 (7,37,323) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $27,781
Start date

25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

To apply for the Master of Health & Human Services, you are required to have:

An undergraduate qualification related to a health or human services field

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

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