Charles Sturt University
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Want to make a difference in people's lives? The skills and knowledge you'll gain in this Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University will help you pursue a career that provides opportunities and improves the lives of some of our society's most vulnerable people.
Designed for people who have started or completed vocational study in community and human services, this qualification will equip you with the foundation theoretical knowledge and relevant skills to thrive in the exciting and meaningful world of human services. If you're looking to grow your career prospects and want a practical, flexible pathway, this qualification is for you.
You can also choose to graduate with a general human services degree in order to pursue employment in a broad range of human services agencies, government departments and organisations, which this course is widely recognised for. Study subjects that align with your personal interests and career goals! Choose from a wide range of specialisations, including sustainable community development, gerontology and healthy ageing, multicultural welfare, disability, Australian indigenous welfare, child and adolescent welfare, or mental health and addiction.
Make your career an enriching and rewarding one; not just for you, but for the community! This course will help you support people from diverse backgrounds and communities access to life-changing services and opportunities. Follow your passion for social justice to start on a new path of employment.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this human services course, subjects you may study include:
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
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 (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University.
You'll be qualified to pursue employment opportunities in government departments, charities and other non-government agencies within a range of different social service areas, depending on the specialisations you choose. If you care about social justice and want to work to ensure all people thrive, this qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to turn your passion into a rewarding new career.
You may choose to seek employment across a broad range of employers, including with local or state government departments, agencies, charities and other non-government agencies and in the private sector.
Wondering where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Charles Sturt University offers upfront payment for this course. You may also be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place if you meet citizenship and residency requirements, allowing you to defer part or all of your course fees.
Enquire now to find out more about your options.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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