36 months

Starting Date

February, July

Tuition Fee

AUD $24,000 per year





About the program

Available online, this Human Services (with specialisations) program from Charles Sturt University offers a wide range of specialisations, meaning you can take your career in the direction of your passions. Develop resilience and demonstrate your commitment to ethical and sustainable practices, and learn to work respectfully with diverse people and communities.

Charles Sturt University has more than 25 years’ experience delivering human services education. Our Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) is offered online and on campus and is highly valued by industry and employers.

This degree supports graduates of the two-year full-time (or equivalent) Diploma of Community Service or similar provided by Australian TAFE and registered training organisations. If you have completed this diploma or similar, the credit awarded towards your degree could reduce the course duration to as little as 1.5 years full-time (3 years part-time).

Choose from a wide range of specialisations in areas including Australian Indigenous welfare; child, youth and family practice; disability; gerontology and healthy ageing; mental health and addiction; and multicultural welfare. You can also choose to graduate with a broad-based generic Bachelor of Human Services in case you cannot decide.

This course is widely recognised as a base-grade qualification to secure employment with a range of human services agencies across the Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments as well as non-government charities and private service providers.

Career opportunities

The diversity of roles and settings in the human services area provides graduates of the Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) with the flexibility to access a range of career opportunities.

  • Graduates can work in government departments, charities and other non-government agencies within all social service areas.
  • Work across a range of community settings as a community development officer or educator, crisis counsellor or multicultural support officer.
  • Inform and support key services as an aged care professional, careers counsellor, child protection worker, disability care worker, family court counsellor, juvenile justice officer, student counsellor or youth worker.

Courses Included

  • Communication & Human Services
  • Fields of Practice
  • Human Services
  • Research Methods
  • Law for the Human Services
  • Professional Development
  • Contemporary Issues and Practice in Community Development
  • Indigenous Australian Culture, History & Contemporary Realities

Interested? Get started today!