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What will I learn?

Study human services and bring real change to people's lives. 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 learn through hands-on experience as you undertake a professional placement in your final year of study.

Honours

Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).

My career opportunities

You will be prepared 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, and youth work.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the ACWA. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the ACWA to confirm registration requirements.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Human Services is offered to International students full-time over three years on-campus at Gold Coast and Logan campuses.

The Distance Education offering of the Bachelor of Human services is not available to International students.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

The program includes a practical professional placement in the second trimester of the third year for which you must be available five working days each week.

The Bachelor of Human Services on-campus program includes one mandatory course in the third year of the program. You may be required to do other intensive courses depending on the pathway you choose.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

026703K

Study options

Full Time (2 to 3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 20,201) per year

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

Start date

8 March 2021, 19 July 2021, 8 November 2021

Venue

Logan Campus

68 University Drive,

MEADOWBROOK,

Queensland,

4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 to 3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 20,201) per year

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

Start date

8 March 2021, 19 July 2021, 8 November 2021

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Successful completion with minimum aggregate score of 26. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Fleming College
  • Sarina Russo Institute
  • Griffith College
  • Open Universities Australia
  • Canadore College
  • College of the Rockies
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About this uni

Griffith University campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries