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Diploma of Human Services and Development

Diploma of Human Services and Development (DHSD)
CRICOS: 093266D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available part-time. Not available for international students to study on-campus at USQ Toowoomba. 

Overview

  • Make a positive difference to the community in which you and others live with USQ’s Diploma of Human Services and Development. 
  • Study the foundational principles of human rights, mental health, Indigenous issues, case management, and human services, as well as examine legal, ethical and social responsibilities that are essential to work in the community development environment.
  • The eight courses will allow you to gain technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design, and evaluate key challenges in human services work.

Further study

This Diploma is a pathway into the Bachelor of Human Services, and with further study you can obtain a professional qualification in a range of practice areas including but not limited to community development, child and family services, counselling and disability services.

Career outcomes

  • Choose from a range of careers in community organisations, local councils or in community development with marginalised groups.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 3
4 x courses from the Bachelor of Human Services 4
1 x approved course 1
Total 8

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

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 32000
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 32000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 093266D

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.
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