ATAR cut-off
77.10 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face

UON program code: 12242
CRICOS code: 072497G

Human Services

Study Human Services at UONEquip yourself for roles in development, organisation, management and delivery of community welfare and human services.

A major in Human services gives you the opportunity to study policy and practice in welfare, education and community services.

This major is suited to students with an interest in supporting individuals, families and communities. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help bring about social change and development and make a real difference to people's lives.

In studying this major, you will benefit from a problem-based approach which values real-life examples and work-related tasks. In your final year of study, you will get a taste for the industry and gain valuable work experience in a community welfare agency or human services organisation.

The social services experience is designed to connect you with the workforce, giving you valuable first-hand practical experience working with individuals, families, groups and communities.

Self-development and personal growth are a given with a human services major. In fact Lecturer Alex Beveridge describes the program as:

"placing significant emphasis on students finding their own social and political stances through interrogating and challenging taken-for-granted beliefs and ideologies. It is imperative to cultivate and encourage a reflexive professional who is able to locate themselves ethically, socially and politically. It is from this stance that graduates can begin making effective actions towards social change.''

Careers in human services

An emerging field for human services graduates is the private business sector where there is work in human relations and skills training. Graduates with a human services major may find rewarding work which may include:

  • research assistant to a sitting politician
  • social policy researcher or community development worker
  • policy developer or analyst
  • positions in aged care services, housing and services to the homeless
  • community development and social planning roles
  • youth, drug and alcohol intervention
  • roles involving support and outreach to the mentally ill
  • providing support to migrants and refugees

There are also jobs in not-for-profit and community-based services focused on offering support and intervention for:

  • child protection and refuge care
  • children and youths
  • families
  • mothers
  • specialist services reaching out to ethnically marginalised groups, gays and lesbians, bisexual and transgender clients
  • survivors of domestic violence
  • the aged

Related information

For more about the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice program structure, please refer to the handbook.
For more about the Bachelor of Social Science, please refer to the handbook.

CONTACT US at the School of Humanities and Social Science to learn about our expertise in Human Services,.