Human services

Human services is about the study and creation of programs and initiatives that provide income, service or other support for disadvantaged people such as the poor, elderly, disabled, students, refugees and other underprivileged groups. You learn how to act as a key advocate for their rights and help lobby for change. This area may be challenging but the difference community welfare experts make is enormous.

Career examples

  • Policy analyst
  • Community development officer
  • Migrant support officer
  • Youth worker


  1. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
  2. Bachelor of Social Science
  3. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
  4. Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
  5. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
  6. Master of Creative Industries

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.