Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations)

includes:

Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Human Services BHumanServ

Bachelor of Human Services (Australian Indigenous Welfare) BHumanServ(AustnIndigWelf)

Bachelor of Human Services (Child, Youth and Family Practice) BHumanServ(ChildYthFamPrac)

Bachelor of Human Services (Disability) BHumanServ(Disability)

Bachelor of Human Services (Gerontology and Healthy Ageing) BHumanServ(Gerontology&HlthAgeing)

Bachelor of Human Services (Mental Health and Addiction) BHumanServ(MentalHlth&Add)

Bachelor of Human Services (Multicultural Welfare) BHumanServ(MulticulturalWelf)

Availability

Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) (1419HS)

On Campus - Port Macquarie
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) must meet the following requirements:

A recognised diploma (or AQF equivalent) from a Registered Training Organisation with a work place learning component (refer to credit and pathways section for details)
OR
An ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
OR
Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification undertaken post-secondary schooling
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
OR
Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
Successful completion of the CSU Indigenous Access Program
OR
Successful application via the Schools Recommendation Scheme
AND
Standard English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language  for the specific requirements.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Students who have successfully completed one of the following with a recognised training provider, such as:

Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other Drugs)
Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other Drugs and Mental Health)
Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling)
Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health)
Diploma of Community Services Work
Diploma of Community Development
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Disability
Diploma of Youth Work

may be awarded credit for the above recognised Diplomas as follows:

Students eligible for 96 points credit will require a Diploma (refer to list above) that is accredited with the Australian Community Workers Association.  Please refer to their website at http://www.acwa.org.au in the Course Accreditation section.

Credit will be awarded as (a total of 96 points):

  • HCS102 Communication and Human Services
  • HCS103 Fields of Practice
  • HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
  • HCS221 Law for the Human Services
  • LES202 Contemporary Issues and Practice in Community Development
  • PSY111 Foundations Pscyhology of Health and Human Services
  • SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
  • WEL010 (16 points) Welfare Studies credit (substitute for WEL231 & SOC102)
  • WEL322 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
  • WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2
  • WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services

OR

Students eligible for 80 points credit  will require a Diploma (refer to list above) from a Registered Training Organisation.  Please refer to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website at https://training.gov.au for more information.

Credit will be awarded as (a total of 80 points):

  • HCS102 Communication and Human Services
  • HCS103 Fields of Practice
  • HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
  • HCS221 Law for the Human Services
  • LES202 Contemporary Issues and Practice in Community Development
  • PSY111 Foundations Pscyhology of Health and Human Services
  • SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
  • WEL010 (16 points) Welfare Studies credit (substitute for WEL231 & SOC102)
  • WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of:

  • core subjects (128 points)
    and either:
  • specialisation subjects (64 points);
    or
  • restricted electives (64 points)

Bachelor of Human Services

Core Subjects (128 points)
HCS102 Communication & Human Services
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
HCS204 Research Methods
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
HSS300 Professional Development
LES202 Contemporary Issues and Practice in Community Development
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Mental Health
WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2
WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services

Specialisation Subjects or Restricted Electives (64 points)
Students can choose to qualify with a specialisation by completing all 8 subjects shown in a particular specialisation, or complete any 8 restricted electives shown in the list below to qualify with the Bachelor of Human Services.

Admission with Diploma (96 points):

Students who were admitted to the degree with an 96 point credit package, due to completion of a recognised Diploma, the following course structure will apply:

Core Subjects (32 points)
HCS204 Research Methods
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
HSS300 Professional Development

Specialisation Subjects or Restricted Electives (64 points)
Students can choose to qualify with a specialisation by completing all 8 subjects shown in a particular specialisation, or complete any 8 restricted electives shown in the list below to qualify with the Bachelor of Human Services.

Admission with Diploma (80 points):

Students who were admitted to the degree with an 80 point credit package, due to completion of a recognised Diploma, the following course structure will apply:

Core Subjects (48 points)
HCS204 Research Methods
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
HSS300 Professional Development
WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2


Specialisation Subjects or Restricted Electives (64 points)
Students can choose to qualify with a specialisation by completing all 8 subjects shown in a particular specialisation, or complete any 8 restricted electives shown in the list below to qualify with the Bachelor of Human Services.

Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

Students undertake a specialisation in one of the following areas, or complete 8 subjects from the Restricted Elective list.

Mental Health and Addiction
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
HCS310 Mental Health
PSY214 Health Psychology
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour
WEL229 Introduction to Addiction Studies
WEL418 Case Management
WEL425 Addiction - Clinical Practice in Human Services

Child, Youth and Family Practice
HCS205 Child Abuse and Child Protection
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
JST204 Young People and Crime
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC215 Gender Family and Society
WEL418 Case Management
WEL420 Working with Child Protection

Australian Indigenous Welfare
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
IKC100 Indigenous Health
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC103 Indigenous Australian History
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology an Introduction
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
WEL418 Case Management

Disability
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PSY214 Health Psychology
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
HCS310 Mental Health
WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
WEL418 Case Management

Multicultural Welfare
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
ISL454 Women in Islam
SOC215 Gender, family and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SWK414 International Social Development
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
WEL418 Case Management


Gerontology and Healthy Ageing
GER102 Gerontology Theory and Research
GER204 Introduction to Ageing
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC308 Community Analysis
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour
WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
WEL418 Case Management


Restricted Electives (64 points)
GER102 Gerontology Theory and Research
GER204 Introduction to Ageing
HCS205 Child Abuse and Child Protection
HCS310 Mental Health
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights
IKC100 Indigenous Health
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC103 Indigenous Australian History
ISL454 Women in Islam
JST204 Young People and Crime
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology an Introduction
PSY214 Health Psychology
PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SWK414 International Social Development
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviour
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
WEL229 Introduction to Addiction Studies
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Mental Health
WEL409 Grief, Loss and Change
WEL418 Case Management
WEL420 Working with Child Protection
WEL425 Addiction - Clinical Practice in Human

Enrolment Pattern

Part-time:

SESSION 1 Commencement:

Year 1 session 1
HCS102 Communication & Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities

Year 1 session 2
HCS103 Fields of Practice
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Year 2 session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Year 2 session 2
SOC102 Social Inequality
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

Year 3 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Mental Health

Year 3 session 2
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 1
LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 2
WEL232 Work Place Learning Human Services 1
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 5 session 1
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 5 session 2
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective

Year 6 session 1
WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

Year 6 session 2
WEL324 Work Place Learning Human Services 2
HSS300 Professional Development

Part-time:

SESSION 2 Commencement:

Year 1 session 2
HCS102 Communication & Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities

Year 1 session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Year 2 session 2
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
HCS103 Fields of Practice

Year 2 session 1
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Mental Health
LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development

Year 3 session 2
WEL232 Work Place Learning Human Services 1
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 2
SOC102 Social Inequality
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services

Year 5 session 2
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
WEL324 Work Place Learning Human Services 2

Year 5 session 1
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 6 session 2
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective

Year 6 session 1
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

Full-time

SESSION 1 commencement:


Year 1 Session 1
HCS102 Communication & Human Services
IKC101Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
PSY111Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Year 1 Session 2
HCS103 Fields of Practice
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 Session 1
LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Mental Health
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 Session 2
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
WEL232 Work Place Learning Human Services 1
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 Session 1
WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 Session 2
WEL324 Work Place Learning Human Services 2
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

SESSION 2 commencement:


Year 1 - Session 2
HCS102 Communication & Human Services
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Year 1 session 1
HCS111 Introduction to Human Services
HCS221 Law for the Human Services
LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development
WEL231 Holistic Eco-Social Approaches in Mental Health

Year 2 session 2
HCS103 Fields of Practice
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL232 Work Place Learning Human Services 1
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
WEL325 Counselling Skills for Human Services
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 2
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
WEL324 Work Place Learning Human Services 2
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1 (final)
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

DIPLOMA CREDIT  96 points

Part-time:

SESSION 1 commencement:

Year 1 session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
HCS204 Research Methods

Year 1 session 2
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 2
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 2
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

SESSION 2 commencement:

Year 1 session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 1 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 2 or Restricted

Year 2 session 2
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 2
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

Full-time

SESSION 1  Commencement

Year 1 session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 1 session 2
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

SESSION 2  Commencement

Year 1 session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 2
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

DIPLOMA CREDIT  80 points

Part-time

SESSION 1 Commencement

Year 1 session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
HCS204 Research Methods

Year 1 session 2
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 2
WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 2
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 1
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

SESSION 2 Commencement

Year 1 session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy

Year 2 session 1
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 2
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 2
WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 1
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 2
HSS300 Professional Development
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2

Full-time

SESSION 1 Commencement:

Year 1 session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 1 session 2
WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 2
HSS300 Professional Development
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

SESSION 2 Commencement

Year 1 session 2
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities
SPE211 Foundations of Social Policy
Specialisation 1 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 2 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 1
HCS204 Research Methods
Specialisation 3 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 4 or Restricted Elective

Year 2 session 2
WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
Specialisation 5 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 6 or Restricted Elective

Year 3 session 1
HSS300 Professional Development
Specialisation 7 or Restricted Elective
Specialisation 8 or Restricted Elective

Year 4 session 2
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

WEL232 Work Place Learning in Human Services 1
WEL324 Work Place Learning in Human Services 2

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ISL454 Women in Islam and Islamic Cultures

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

At this point the course is not accredited but the changes being made should align the course with the Australian Community Work Association standards so that accreditation can be undertaken.

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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