Bachelor of Human and Community Services

The Bachelor of Human and Community Services combines multiple key health and social science disciplines to arm students with the most effective collection of skills and knowledge required to make a positive difference in the growing field of community health care and social services.

The BHCS is provisionally accredited with ACWA, the Australian Community Services Association, enabling our students to register with this professional association upon successful completion of their studies.

Students undertake a well-balanced, rigorous and comprehensive range of subjects and assessment that introduces them to sociology theory, psychology, counseling practice, nutrition studies, public policy, health ethics, epidemiology, statistics, cross-cultural communication, workplace leadership and management and much more.

300 Credit Points

Full Time 3 Years

Part Time 6 Years

On Campus

24 Subjects 4 per Semester

Placement Compulsory

Embedded throughout the course


Students interested in progressing further in this area, may choose to study one of the following areas on completion of the Bachelor of Human and Community Services:


Graduate Diploma




The course is 3 years full-time and comprises 24 subjects.
A full time load is 4 subjects per semester which is 12-14 weeks in length.


Each subject carries a time commitment of 3 – 4 hours of face to face tuition and to up to 6 hours of private study per week.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the 099214A Bachelor of Human and Community Services may find employment with government, private enterprise and not-for-profit organizations. Graduate employment opportunities include:

• Community health worker or manager
• Social welfare worker
• Child protection agent

• Early intervention professional
• Government policy advisor
• Community development

• Disability services professional
• Support network manager
• Mental health case worker

• Migrant support worker
• Homeless worker
• Senior youth officer

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this degree will have:

  • Explain concepts, policies, regulations, principles, and theories that underpin Australia’s human and community services practice. 
  •  Exercise independent and collaborative judgement to address social, political, and legal issues in human and community services practice.
  • Apply a broad range of knowledge and skills to facilitate effective outcomes and ensure ethical, professional practice across diverse practice contexts.
  • Employ appropriate professional and therapeutic communication methods to connect with diverse people and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Exhibit knowledge and skills in evaluation and planning to provide services that meet the needs of different individuals and communities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on their own practice and act for self-improvement critically.

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