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CG83 - Bachelor of Human Services


Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Human Services will provide you with an understanding of the political, social, cultural environment and skills and knowledge for people working in the human services. The course will provide a wide range of knowledge and skills including psychology, sociology, contemporary issues and knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Islander people. Skills will be gained in working with people either individually or as part of a family or other group. You will have the opportunity within a human service agency to practice skills and demonstrate an understanding of professional practice. This course aims to equip you to work with both Indigenous and non-indigenous people within community and human service work.

Career Information

Course Details
Duration No information available at this time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) No information available at this time
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

Not applicable. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and therefore does not require entry requirements.

Security Requirements
Students do not enter this course. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). Security requirements are the same as for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work.
Health Requirements
Students do not enter this course. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). Health requirements are the same as for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work.
Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable. This is an interim award for CC48 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and therefore does not require entry requirements.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Students are required to attend a minimum of 20 days residential school attendance throughout the course. There are compulsory three and five day residential schools attached to the following units in line with AASW accreditation requirements: 1st year residential program: SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services (3 days) SOWK 11015 Professional Communication in Human Services (3 days) 2nd year residential program: SOWK 12009 Casework & Case Management (3 days) SOWK 12011 Social Group Work & Family Work (3 days) 3rd year residential program: SOWK 13010 Integrating Theory & Practice 1 (5 days) SOWK 13011 Community Practice ( 3 days)
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Practicum/Work Placement

SOWK13009 - SOWK13009: Field placements are compulsory in Year 3, available during specified terms. Field Education 1 (SOWK13009) is 13 weeks duration (440 hrs). Placements occurs in an agency approved by the University Field Education Coordinators and with supervision by a qualified social worker. Field education may be organised in international, metropolitan, urban, regional, rural and remote areas. Students must complete all units in accordance with pre-requisites,and undertake a successful interview with the Field Education Coordinator to determine placement readiness. Students must meet the inherent requirements for the course and successfully complete all necessary administrative / screening and legal obligations to undertake placement in organisational settings.

Predicted Enrolments

Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a knowledge of contemporary human services in Australia into the workplace
  • 2. Apply effective communication within the human services
  • 3. Utilise the knowledge, skills and values for human services practice
  • 4. Critically analyse the socio-political environment in Australia and how this impacts on the human services
  • 5. Apply the knowledge gained from understanding both the historical and contemporary issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in interacting with the human services.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 22 Total credit points: 144

Year 1 Term 1

Add elective unit (6 credit points) from across the University. NB Selection of this unit will determine which advanced level electives can be undertaken in the final year of the course as it will form the prerequisites for that field of study.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services

Year 1 Term 2

Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services
SOWK11016 Human Services and Statutory Contexts
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface

Year 2 Term 1

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK12008 Theories of Change for Professional Practice I
SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management
SOWK12012 Organisational Practice
SOWK12015 Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Professional Practice

Year 2 Term 2

Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
SOWK12010 Theories of Change for Professional Practice II
SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work
SOWK12014 Ethical Professional Practice

Year 3 Term 1

Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1
SOWK13010 Integrating Theory and Practice 1

Year 3 Term 2

Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK13011 Community Practice
SOWK13012 Professional Practice and Mental Health
SOWK13013 Professional Practice with Children, Youth and Families
SOWK13014 Contemporary Social Policy
More Details
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