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Community and Human Services, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1129 (BCR) Ballarat, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Churchill, Australia
Would you like to be able to provide support and assistance to a range of individuals, families and communities that are experiencing family violence, poverty, homelessness, mental health or living with disability? In this Community and Human Services degree from Federation University Australia, you'll learn the important skills and ethics needed for helping to improve the lives of others. 
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You'll spend time in the industry, putting your skills into practice and experiencing real-life situations. 

This Community and Human Services degree from Federation University Australia will prepare you for a career as a counsellor, in social research, youth justice, family and disability support, aged care, community engagement programs and more.

You'll learn the professional skills needed to succeed in the workplace, like communications and interpersonal skills and the theories behind your practices. 

Your subjects include 'social policy', 'social issues and personal values'and 'Australian indigenous societies'. You can also choose subjects from any other FedUni Arts degree, to learn a language, about public relations or politics.

Career opportunities

  • Case coordinator
  • Child welfare worker
  • Family caseworker
  • Case worker
  • Community development officer
  • Family services worker
  • Case management officer
  • Case manager
  • Child protection worker
  • Community development worker
  • Family support worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Offshore applications - five weeks before the semester commencement date.
    • Onshore applications - two weeks before the semester commencement date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community and Human Services
  • Successful Learning at University
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Interpersonal Communication for Professional Practice
  • Theories and Models for Practice
  • First Nations Perspectives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 085212G

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • Overall Academic IELTS band score of 6.5 or equivalent
  • Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments. (Applicable to onshore international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6684 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6684 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Ballarat, Australia

    1260 - 2250 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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