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Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Health and Social Wellbeing)

Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) Major Health & Social Wellbeing (BHSH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Ipswich

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Deliver health and social wellbeing to communities

Are you interested in the health and social wellbeing of people from different communities?

In this program you will gain a comprehensive understanding of social wellbeing, disability care, healthy ageing, and assessment and management of individuals and families. You will explore and examine issues affecting marginalised groups locally, regionally and, nationally. You will learn how to effectively manage a variety of cases and situations within private, government or community organisations. Most importantly, you will learn about the importance of advocacy for individuals living with a disability and the aged community.

The Honours component of this degree involves completing a research project on a topic of choice under the supervision of a staff member.

As a graduate of this program you will possess knowledge and skills in assessment, rehabilitation, case management and organising services as well as leadership and entrepreneurship. The Honours program can also provide further exposure and industry experience, preparing you for an exciting career in the human services industry.

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited with Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Students who successfully complete 400 hours of professional placement will be eligible for ACWA accreditation. 

Careers can include leadership roles within community and health care organisation settings including those that are aligned with the implementation of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Courses to be studied Units 
14 x core courses 16
 plus 1 x 12-unit Health and Social Wellbeing major 12 
 plus 4 x approved courses 4
 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 6560
Domestic full fee paying AUD 20000

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 2018 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.

This is the 2018 OP / Rank for this program.
Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional points. The additional points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s special admission 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.

Alternate pathways

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

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 906815
Ipswich 936811
Toowoomba 906811

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.