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Social Science - Human Services, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #295 (QS) Adelaide, Australia
This Social Science - Human Services degree from University of South Australia provides you with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioural and social sciences, and equips you with the skills needed for professional practice in the human services field as an accredited community worker, policy advocate or manager of human services.
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Overview

Degree overview

  • Build your practical skills in our innovative Social Work Studios.
  • Get hands-on experience and build pivotal networks with 560 hours of supervised local, rural and international work placements. 
  • Benefit from flexible study options, with on-campus, block intensive and online learning available.
  • Work alongside practitioners and highly skilled academic staff in simulated real-world scenarios.
  • Learn from award-winning researchers in the field of Social Work and Sociology.
  • Use this Social Science - Human Services degree from University of South Australia as a pathway to further learning, including the Master of Social Work.
  • This degree is nationally recognised by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Career outcomes

Your career

A career in the human services sector requires a strong interest in human behaviour; you also need to be able to think clearly and logically, to be compassionate, understanding and patient. If you think you’ve got what it takes, the employment opportunities are excellent and the demand for graduates is high1, with graduating students quickly finding work in a wide range of fields. Careers to consider:

  • community development officer: employed by a city, neighbourhood or other municipality to ensure the growth, health and vitality of a region
  • community services worker: work with individuals and groups in the areas of psychology, rehabilitation and social work
  • counsellor: work with individuals and groups to help people overcome problems
  • project manager: use your managerial expertise to manage individual projects; work to meet deadlines and budget requirements
  • policy development officer: this is an advisory role where you will be responsible for analysing data and advising policymakers
  • social researcher: plan, design, conduct, manage and report on a range of social topics, including crime, healthcare, social services and unemployment
You could improve your employment prospects by continuing your studies with a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Service Provision 
  • Communication Skills in Social Work and Human Services 
  • The Social World 
  • Child Development 
  • Covernance and Citizenship in Australia 
  • Croup Work 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 002497J

  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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