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Bachelor of Human Services

Bachelor of Human Services (BHMS)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available via online/external study.


  • Acquire the skills and knowledge to support individuals, families and communities who are experiencing social or economic vulnerability with our Bachelor of Human Services degree.
  • Develop a strong grounding in theoretical concepts as well as practical skills in topics such as professional ethics, social justice, advocacy, community engagement and case management.
  • With a Bachelor of Human Services you gain a global perspective on issues pertaining to community welfare, social justice and human rights.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the environmental, economic and social contexts that contribute to disadvantage.
  • Choose from specialisations that build your skills in your desired area of practice.
  • Complete 420 hours of supervised professional placement allowing you to combine theoretical concepts with practical learning as well as gain real life experience in diverse human services settings.

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What is a Bachelor of Human Services?

A Bachelor of Human Services is a 3 year undergraduate degree that provides you with a comprehensive foundation of human services principles, preparing you for a career in a variety roles and sectors.

By studying a Bachelor of Human Services online or on-campus, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to make meaningful change to our communities most vulnerable people. 

A Bachelor of Human Services at UniSQ focuses on both theory and practical learnings, giving you real life experiences in human services environments. 

What will I learn in a Bachelor of Human Services?

What you learn during you Bachelor of Human Services degree will vary depending on your chosen education provider and specialisation.

At UniSQ you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to support both individuals and families by learning about professional ethics, social justice, advocacy, community management and case management. All of our human service discipline include learnings about the environmental, economic and social contexts that contribute to disadvantage.

Work towards your human services degree where and when it suits you with our flexible learning options. At UniSQ you can study a bachelor of human services online in australia, on-campus, or a combination of the two. Discover the different ways to study at UniSQ. 

What are my career prospects after studying a Bachelor of Human Services?

When you study a Bachelor of Human Services with UniSQ, you will develop in insights needed for a multifaceted career in many human services specialisations including:

  • Case management
  • Child safety
  • Community development
  • Government
  • Human resource management
  • Private sectors
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social care
  • Welfare. 
How do I choose the right major for me?

At UniSQ you can choose your own Bachelor of Human Services specialisation, tailoring your learning journey to align with your personal interest and career goals.

Human Services specialisations you can choose from at UniSQ include:

  • Counselling - With an emphasis on practical skills, the counselling discipline will equip you with the skills needed to become an effective human services practitioner.
  • Community Development & Indigenous Studies - Learn about the Australian Indigenous perspectives while supporting the needs of your community.
  • Child & Family Studies - By combining a range of human services principles, you will examine the issues that impact families and children within our society.
  • Health & Social Wellbeing - Gain a comprehensive understanding of social wellbeing, disability care, healthy ageing, assessment of individuals and family, child advocacy and provision services.
  • Human Resource Management. - Explore the foundations of human resource management, including staffing and remuneration, workplace health and safety, employment relations, people development, and leading organisational change. 
Why study Bachelor of Human Services with UniSQ?
  • Benefit from professional placement, allowing you to gain real life experiences in diverse community and welfare settings.
  • Combine courses you are interested in to diversify your skillset and shape your career to suit you.
  • If you don’t meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Human Services, we can help you find the right pathway to your choose discipline. Explore our pathway programs to find out more.