Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Child and Family Studies)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Understanding issues affecting families
If you’re interested in working with families and understanding how various social, environmental and personal issues can affect the family structure, this major could be just for you.
The Child and Family Studies major focuses on emotional and behavioural health, and examines issues impacting on families and children within society. You will explore human development through the entire life span and learn about the changing nature of the structure and function of the family in contemporary society. Completing both theory and practical placement will make sure you’re equipped with the skills you need for a career in this field.
The Honours component of this degree involves completing a research project on a topic of choice under the supervision of a staff member. The Honours program can also provide further exposure and industry experience, preparing you for an exciting career in the human services industry.
USQ is currently seeking accreditation for the Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies) with Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|14 x core courses||16|
|plus 1 x 8-unit Child and Family Studies major||8|
|plus a second 8-unit major
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses
or 8 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18980|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.