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Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Human Resource Management)

Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) Major Human Resource Management (BHSH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Understanding communities, organisations and people

The last intake into this program will be Semester 2, 2019.

In USQ’s Bachelor of Human Services (Human Resource Management) your learning will focus on organisational structures and processes including community development and welfare.

You will learn about key aspects of human resource management including staffing and remuneration, workplace health and safety, employment relations, management and performance, organisational structure, people development and leading organisational change, ready to make an impact in the human services industry.

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.

As a graduate of this degree you will have a solid foundation of human resource management to enjoy a career in industries, community organisations, industrial relations consultants, and union and employer associations. Positions can include human resources managers, directors, organisational development directors, and safety and welfare co-ordinators. 

Courses to be studied Units
14 x core courses 16
plus 1 x 8-unit Human Resource Management 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
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studies 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 2019 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 16/64. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.

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.

Admission 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, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

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.