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Summary
Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (BHSH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

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Program Information Set

Become a leader in your community 

Are you an advocate for good care for all communities? Do you aspire to be a leader in wellbeing within a government, community or health and social care organisation?

USQ’s Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) combines theoretical knowledge with practical work experience in the human services sector. You will experience 400 hours of practical and relevant professional placement associated with the major you’re studying. 

The Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) includes a fourth year where you will have the opportunity to complete a research project on a topic of your choice under the supervision and guidance of a staff member.

You will select from one of the following five engaging and interesting majors focusing on equipping graduates with skills in case management, social justice, counselling, diversity, resource management, policy, program development and advocacy. 

Majors

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). If you successfully complete 400 hours of professional placement you will be eligible for ACWA accreditation. If you don’t wish to undertake the three professional placement courses you can complete three other approved courses.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) who have completed all eight units within Counselling major who have successfully completed one counselling field placement will be eligible for Level 1 membership with the Australian Counselling Association. It's necessary to have attended certain residential schools if you are aiming to become a professional counsellor and/or join professional counselling associations.

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