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Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Community Development and Indigenous Studies)

Summary
Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) Major Community Development & Indigenous Studies (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
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Strengthen community connections

Are you passionate about issues impacting the community and working to improve community living for all groups of people? Interested in learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and perspectives in contemporary society?

This program is delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff at USQ to enable students to develop the ability to work with and within Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate and effective ways. Throughout the Community Development and Indigenous Studies major, you will be challenged to critically analyse and debate contemporary issues that affect communities, such as:

  • ethics and social welfare
  • environment
  • gender and racial equality
  • social justice, and
  • the Law.

 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. 

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking accreditation for the Bachelor of Human Services (Community Development and Indigenous Studies) with Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). 

Graduates can work as community development officers or human service professionals in government and community settings, social care institutions, or organisations that design and offer programs and services to Indigenous communities.
Other majors in the Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) include: Child and Family Studies, Counselling, Health and Social Wellbeing and Human Resource Management.
Courses to be studied Units
14 x core courses 16
plus 1 x 8-unit Community Development and Indigenous 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
8
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

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OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 906815
Ipswich 936811
Toowoomba 906811