Master of Human Services

Program code

5604

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$32,000.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher
  • Any Bachelor Honours degree or higher

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

About this program

Within a flexible online learning environment you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective human services professional. Human service professionals are concerned with improving the social, economic, personal and communal well-being of people. They seek to promote social inclusion and achieve equity, social justice, interdependence and human rights of people who are adversely affected by social and economic factors.

You will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds, which will help you to learn and understand how different professions can contribute to improving the quality of people's lives. This program will suit you if you are wanting to be an agent for change and are looking for specialist human services training.

You will explore contemporary issues, and learn about the latest theory and practice that can be applied to a broad range of human service settings, including government and non-government, welfare organisations and community groups. You will access highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and build upon your existing knowledge base for working with children, families, young people, older people, communities and human service organisations.

From 2023, you may complete one of the following majors:

  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Disability Practice
  • First Peoples Community Practice
  • Leadership and Management

Students who do not wish to complete a major may complete courses from any major.

Students may choose to complete a research dissertation on your area of interest in human services. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills for conducting independent research projects and the research experience necessary for those who wish to pursue a PhD or Master of Philosophy.

It is anticipated that successful graduates of the Master of Human Services will enhance their opportunities for advancement in the human services field.

Duration

The Master of Human Services offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor (or higher), non-related or cognate discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Graduate Certificate in Human Services
OR
Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion
OR
Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of credit)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3272 Graduate Certificate in Human Services Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
3370 Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5604 Master of Human Services (this program) Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
4206 Graduate Diploma of Human Services Online Exit point only

Note 1: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of Human Services will be offered full-time and part-time via online study only. This program is not available to International students for study in Australia on a student visa but may be available to International students via off-campus and/or online study outside Australia.

The Indigenous Community Practice major is not available to International students.

My career opportunities

This program prepares graduates for practice in a diverse range of human service fields including working with individuals, groups and families, community work, research, planning and policy development.

There are career opportunities for human service professionals in government and non-government settings including NDIS, health, family law, criminal justice and children's services.

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Health Placement Support Hub for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Human Services (5604)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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