Bachelor of Human Services

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Human Services provides the knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for direct practice in diverse areas such as child and family welfare, disability, corrections, and aged care. The course builds from foundation units in the social and behavioural sciences, to study the contexts for practice, the ethics of practice, and has a strong emphasis on developing practice skills for the human services workforce. As well as academic units, students will have two field education placements to consolidate theoretical and practical learning.

Course Fee:

International: $70,872

Entry Requirements:

ACT Prerequisites: English Major (142+) or English as an Additional Language (142+); NSW Prerequisites: English (Advanced) or English (Standard) (Band 4) or English as a Second Language (Band 4); Queensland Prerequisites: English (4,SA).


240 credit points. Students will undertake a minimum of 9 weeks or 300 hours of supervised professional practice across the 2 field education units - one unit (150 hours) in semester 2 second year, and the other (150 hours) in semester 2 third year.

Subjects you can Study:

Contemporary society and change; Applications of psychology; Human rights, social justice and social work and human services (Community engagement); Working with CALD communities; Organisations and group processes; Interpersonal Practice skills for human services; plus more

Study Pathways:

Graduates would be eligible for study in the MSW program subject to the development of appropriate articulation and credit arrangements. The current ASWEAS rules allow MSW programs to offer applicants with the appropriate qualifications (for example a BHS) up to 25% credit towards the MSW. Bachelor of Human Services degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Masters degree programs.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 3 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 3 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 6 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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