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Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies)

Summary
Bachelor of Human Services Major Child & Family Studies (BHMS)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich

Semester 3 intake is only available via external study.
View USQ Handbook

Examine issues affecting families

If you are passionate about people, then our Bachelor of Human Services (Child and Family Studies) will put you on the right path to working with your community. Combining a range of courses in psychology, education and counselling, you will examine the issues that impact families and children within our society.

This degree involves theory, field practicum, as well as work experience in a human services agency of your choice, providing you with the broad knowledge base and skill set needed to work in this field.

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, or if you're studying overseas, you can complete three other approved courses.

This degree will provide you with a solid foundation to work in community organisations. You will be equipped to work in the government and public service sectors as well as in community organisations as a community development worker, counsellor, welfare advocate and support worker.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x 8-unit 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 24
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 18630

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.

15/67
OP/Rank
This is the 2016 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
 

English Language Requirements

All students 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

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/Online 909315
Ipswich 939311
Toowoomba 909311

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 7 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 14 November 2017.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

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.