Torrens University Australia
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
3 years full time (2 years accelerated) – part-time options also available
3 intake dates each year – enquire now!
Contribute meaningfully to the lives of others with the Bachelor of Human Services (Ageing) from Torrens University Australia.
You'll graduate from this course with both the specialised technical knowledge and the interpersonal skills and perspectives required to make a difference in the quality of life of older people. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to build your strategic capacity and leadership abilities to work in a way that will improve communities and influence human service policy.
In this course, you'll study specific elements of aged care including dementia, frailty and end of life care, and build a strong understanding of human service provision generally, with a focus on the policies and circumstances that govern and shape health services. With a capstone unit available, you'll have the opportunity to develop health policy in practice, building your professional skillset before leaving the classroom.
At graduation, you'll be skilled in communication, advocacy, planning and critical thinking, and be capable of responding to complex human issues with sensitivity and professionalism.
In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a combination of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to about 10 hours a week over 12-week trimesters.
Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:
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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the university's minimum entry requirements.
Torrens University Australia also offers guaranteed entry to students who have achieved at least:
All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.
In this human services course, the subjects you may study include:
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.
Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.
Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Human Services (Ageing) from Torrens University Australia.
You may choose to seek employment after graduation in a range of different human services, community and care settings, or take the empathy, perspectives and insight you develop during this course into another community service setting.
In addition to aged care service provision, you may choose to seek employment in advocacy, lobbying or aged care policy development.
Wondering where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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