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Human Services (with specialisations)

36 months
24000 AUD/year
13292 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to make a positive impact on people’s lives? A Human Services (with specialisations) program from Charles Sturt University will give you the skills and knowledge for a dynamic career in human services. Help achieve social justice and create a society where people have access to life-changing services and opportunities.  


Available online, this Human Services (with specialisations) program from Charles Sturt University offers a wide range of specialisations, meaning you can take your career in the direction of your passions. Develop resilience and demonstrate your commitment to ethical and sustainable practices, and learn to work respectfully with diverse people and communities.

Charles Sturt University has more than 25 years’ experience delivering human services education. Our Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) is offered online and on campus and is highly valued by industry and employers.

This degree supports graduates of the two-year full-time (or equivalent) Diploma of Community Service or similar provided by Australian TAFE and registered training organisations. If you have completed this diploma or similar, the credit awarded towards your degree could reduce the course duration to as little as 1.5 years full-time (3 years part-time). 

Choose from a wide range of specialisations in areas including Australian Indigenous welfare; child, youth and family practice; disability; gerontology and healthy ageing; mental health and addiction; and multicultural welfare. You can also choose to graduate with a broad-based generic Bachelor of Human Services in case you cannot decide.

This course is widely recognised as a base-grade qualification to secure employment with a range of human services agencies across the Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments as well as non-government charities and private service providers.

Career opportunities 

The diversity of roles and settings in the human services area provides graduates of the Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) with the flexibility to access a range of career opportunities.

  • Graduates can work in government departments, charities and other non-government agencies within all social service areas.
  • Work across a range of community settings as a community development officer or educator, crisis counsellor or multicultural support officer.
  • Inform and support key services as an aged care professional, careers counsellor, child protection worker, disability care worker, family court counsellor, juvenile justice officer, student counsellor or youth worker.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication & Human Services
  • Fields of Practice
  • Human Services 
  • Research Methods
  • Law for the Human Services 
  • Professional Development
  • Contemporary Issues and Practice in Community Development
  • Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • A recognised diploma (or AQF equivalent) from a Registered Training Organisation with a work place learning component, OR
  • An ATAR of 55, 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, OR
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    13292 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13292 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported place  


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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