The Bachelor of Human Services is a three-year course, available both full time and part time.
The Bachelor of Human Services offers an employment pathway into contemporary human services contexts. It engages meaningfully with important questions of human experience and develops graduates who are well-equipped to improve society through effective people-helping practice. The course emphasises both theory and hands-on experience and develops essential skills in working with diverse groups of people in managing the issues they face in modern society.
The Bachelor of Human Services offers three specialisations: Family Support and Child Protection, Human Behaviour, and Youth Work. Students undertake either a practicum stream or a coursework stream within their chosen specialisation.
Feedback from students shows that they appreciate the practice-informed classes provided by lecturers who are experienced industry professionals.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Social Science may articulate to the Bachelor of Human Services. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Human Services may exit with the Diploma of Social Science, subject to the completion of course rules.
Course admission information, including the ATAR/selection rank and student profile for the Bachelor of Human Services, can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 4.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think differently, be curious and innovate.
Choose a delivery mode that works best for you, either full-time or part-time, on campus or external/online delivery
Placements in the second and third years of the course (practicum stream only) will increase your confidence and practical skills by giving you the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the classroom. They also provide network opportunities and can open up pathways for future employment.
To ensure the Bachelor of Human Services maintains its cutting edge in the industry and produces real-world trained and tested human services practitioners, the School of Social Sciences provides an opportunity to complete a placement overseas. This placement will address a core human services need for robust, real-world informed training.
The Bachelor of Human Services degree is accredited by Australian Community Services Association (ACWA). Becoming a member of ACWA brings many benefits and can help your career prospects and employability.
The Bachelor of Human Services consists of 24 units – 16 core units and 8 specialisation units. The core units consist of 2 Christian Studies units and 14 Professional Studies units, while the specialisation units consist of 4 discipline-specific units and 4 CPS in either a practicum stream or a coursework stream.
In planning their courses, students must consult the Social Sciences Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Students complete 4 Credit Points in either a practicum stream or a coursework stream in their area of specialisation:
Fees & Scholarships
CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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