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Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Human Services

Through a number of diverse and rewarding roles, human services practitioners provide support to individuals, families, and communities who are experiencing social or economic adversity. They may work directly with clients providing support or advocating on their behalf, manage the delivery of services and support through agencies such as Centrelink, or work for the government in the development and implementation of new policies and programs. They are committed to improving social justice and human rights, promoting equitable and accessible services, and actioning social change.

Why choose this course?

This career-oriented course is flexible and you will select areas of study that align with your interests such as child and family services, youth justice, gender crime, Indigenous health, or policy skills and management. It prepares you for having an impact on real-world problems through social change activities.

You will complete 550 hours of supervised professional experience which will develop your assessment and intervention skills, and your own practice framework. Our students have completed placements in neighborhood centers, homelessness and outreach services, youth services, child safety, disability, and residential aged-care facilities. There are also opportunities to complete placements in regional and rural areas, or overseas.

You will learn from passionate staff who are human services practitioners, social workers, counselors, anthropologists, political activists, and advocates. They consult regularly with industry to ensure your degree reflects the emerging priorities of the profession.

Campus Information

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove campus hosts the faculties of Creative Industries, Education, and Health as well as the QUT International College and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 40

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call From Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
5 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers and outcomes

Our graduates are impact-makers and work with communities and non-government agencies as human service practitioners, policy development officers, program evaluators, community development officers, welfare officers, youth workers, youth justice officers, child protection officers, and child and family professionals. 

Opportunities also exist for graduates to work in aid, development, not-for-profit, and human rights agencies in Australia and internationally.

Possible careers

  • Aged Services Worker
  • Child Care Professional
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Education Officer
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Counselor
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Policy Officer
  • Youth Worker

PSW Opportunity

  • Students who graduate with a Bachelors's degree are eligible for a 2-year work visa. 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • Senior/Higher Secondary School Certificate/Pre-University certificate from QUT recognized state education boards with an overall average of 75% in best five academic subjects (2 languages and 3 academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • Indian School Certificate academic stream awarded by CISCE with an overall average of 60% in the best five academic subjects (two languages and three academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • All India Senior School Certificate academic stream awarded by CBSE with an overall average of 60% in the best five academic subjects (two languages and three academic subjects), excluding physical education.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organization where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.