This Diploma of Human Services from Torrens University Australia offers a broad overview of the human services sector, and equips you with the specialised knowledge of ageing, health and wellbeing, disability and health policy required to pursue employment or further study in a meaningful, challenging human services role.
With a strong focus on the social, economic, political and environmental factors influencing the human services industry, this course equips you with the broad context and global perspective to deeply understand the nature of the industry, as well as training you in specific areas of expertise for you to plot a future career path.
You'll learn the challenges, barriers and opportunities faced by people accessing human services, and develop the empathy and perspective to motivate you to contribute to real change.
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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the university's minimum entry requirement of Year 12 completion with a minimum ATAR of 56, or equivalent.
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 Diploma of Human Services from Torrens University Australia.
You may choose to seek employment after graduation in a range of different human services, community and care settings, or pursue further study in one of the specialised areas introduced by this course. In addition to service provision, you may choose to seek employment in advocacy, lobbying or policy development.
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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