Course Code



On campus, External/Online




Disability and Aged Care
Family support and Child Protection
Human Behaviour
Youth Work


Practicum or Coursework

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The Bachelor of Human Services is a three-year course, available both full time and part time.

The Bachelor of Human Services is designed to provide students with broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and future learning in human service discipline areas.The Bachelor of Human Services looks to engage meaningfully and positively with the important questions of human experience, to the development of the individual, to the improvement of society and to the development of skills and understandings in the area of people helping. Specifically, the course has emphases in theoretical understanding of, and practical skills working with, diverse groups of human beings and the issues they face in modern society, and of the roles and skills required of those working in contemporary human service contexts.

The Bachelor of Human Services comprises a program of core and elective units. The first year of the course (full time equivalent) comprises a program of core units that introduces students to concepts regarding Christian worldview, the skills and processes required for academic and professional communication within a higher education context, and foundational knowledge and understanding associated with human services. The second and third years of the course (full time equivalent) comprise further core units and the opportunity for students to undertake a specialisation within a particular discipline area. The areas of specialisation are:

  • Disability and aged care
  • Family support and child protection
  • Human behaviour
  • Youth Work

Within their particular discipline area students undertake either a practicum or coursework stream.

Course admission information, including the OP/selection rank and student profile for the Bachelor of Human Services, can be found here.

  • accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • approved for offering to overseas students and appears on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • Students completing the practicum stream can gain membership with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
  • approved for FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance/Abstudy and Austudy (personal eligibility requirements apply).

Students will be able to work generally as caseworkers, group facilitators, group workers, planning officers, support workers or carers.  Depending on specialisation they may also work in chaplaincy; community aid and development; community mental health; disability and aged care; family support and child protection; human behaviour; and youth work.

Admission Criteria


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

EXAMINATIONMinimum Requirement
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)
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Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think differently, be curious and innovate.

Flexible delivery

Choose a delivery mode that works best for you, either full-time or part-time, an on campus or external/online delivery

Get job-ready

Our workplace placements in 2nd and 3rd years will increase your confidence and practical skills by giving you the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the classrooms. They also provide network opportunities and can open up pathways for future employment.

International Exposure

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 also provides an opportunity to complete a placement overseas. This placement will specifically address a core human services need for robust real-world informed training-for-innovation:

National Recognition

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.

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Course Structure

Bachelor of Human Services

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 units 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.

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Students complete a specialisation of 4 units in an area chosen from the following:

Fees & Scholarships


All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.

Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.

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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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