This short course provides a solid foundation in areas of applied social theories, the psychology of human behaviour, contemporary human services, and social psychology. With only four subjects, the certificate has been developed around hands-on pedagogy and proximity to the human services industry, offering a compact employment pathway or upskilling for those already employed. Student feedback shows that CHC social sciences students benefit from professional practice-informed lectures by industry practitioners, who are routinely invited to offer lectures and guest lectures.
The unit SO116 Introduction to Human Services affords students the chance to go on two organisational site visits and thereby offers an excellent opportunity to explore vocational ‘fit’ within different human services fields. Data collated for the years 2017-2019 by the Australian Government Department of Education reflect that 82.4% of CHC graduates from the School of Social Sciences found full-time employment in the market (63.6% national average) (QILT surveys). Industry-proximity offers proven opportunities for strategic networks with both peers and senior industry professionals and affords students a strong entry position to explore a vocation in Human Services.
CHC provides you an environment with small class sizes, high student satisfaction rates and robust linkages to employment across the human services sector. Feedback from employers of CHC graduates consistently report on their high levels of knowledge, job readiness, skills and industry awareness fostering best practice.
This course can be completed online in one semester full-time.
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.
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 5.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course.
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.
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.
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 creatively, be curious and innovate.
Students enrolled in the course will benefit from the School’s emphasis on innovation and social entrepreneurship. Blended learning approaches afford students flexibility around weekly on-site lectures and tutorials, and online-based access to a broad range of readings, audio-visual resources and lecture recordings. QILT surveys for the years 2017-2019 reflect that 95.9% of CHC graduates from the School of Social Sciences had a positive overall experience (82.3% national average).
The unit SO116 Introduction to Human Services affords students the chance to go on two organisational site visits and thereby offers an excellent opportunity to explore vocational ‘fit’ within different human services fields.
Undergraduate Certificate of Human Services (SS08)
While the certificate provides an excellent introductory stand-alone credential and exit point into employment, student graduates can also benefit from two straightforward pathways to articulate into either the Diploma in Social Science (+1.25 semesters) or Bachelor of Human Services (+5 semesters).
CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the Millis Institute Administration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
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.
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