Bachelor of Human Services

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge


OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Human Services (BHuServ), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 20 credit points of listed electives;
  • 20 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion

The course listed below is designated for the purposes of the University Policy on Academic Standing, Progress and Exclusion. A student who fails a designated course will be subject to review by the Health Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 3011HSV Field Placement  30

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Course selection for students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

Students entering the program in Year 1 will:

Students entering the program in Year 2 will:

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1007HSV Human Services Processes  10
Tri 2 1028HSV Equity and Diversity  10
Tri 2 1014HSV Introduction to Social Theory  10
Tri 2 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1006HSV Human Services Structures  10
Tri 1 1010HSV Lifespan Development  10
Tri 1 1015HSV Human Behaviour  10
Tri 1 1008HSV Interpersonal Skills  10

Note 1: Students entering in Year 1 who are required to complete the English Language Enhancement course will complete 5902LHS in their first Trimester of study in place of a Undergraduate free-choice elective.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2010HSV Community Practice Approaches  10
Tri 2   Listed Elective  10
Tri 2 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2002HSV Human Services Research  10
Tri 2 2031HSV Working in Organisations  10
Tri 1 2012HSV Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals  10
Tri 1 2027HSV Group Facilitation  10
Tri 1 2032HSV First Australians and Social Justice  10
Tri 1 2013HSV Social Construction of Welfare  10

Note 1: For students entering the program in Year 2 and are required to complete the English Language Enhancement course.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 3007HSV Ethics and Professional Practice  10
Tri 2,3   Listed Elective  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 2 3020HSV Counselling Individuals and Families  10
Tri 1 3003HSV Influencing Policy and Legislation  10
Tri 1 3011HSV Field Placement (see Note 1) 30

Note 1: Students must undertake 3011HSV in their final trimester of study. Students must complete preparation for placement requirements in the trimester prior to placement. Students will be advised in writing of these. Students will need to be available for professional placements and workshops for five full days every week when undertaking the field placement.

Electives will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers and are offered at Gold Coast and Logan campuses in alternate years. Click the course code to find out more information on where and when the course is offered.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1043SCG Introduction to Environmental Sustainability  10
Tri 2 1010PSY Positive Psychology  10
Tri 2 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10
Tri 2,3 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice (Tri 3 online only) 10
Tri 1 2003CCJ Introduction to Corrections  10
Tri 1 2139LHS Power and Politics (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1 3056LHS Popular Music, Culture and Identity (offered online from 2019) 10
Tri 1,3 2007CCJ Sociology of Crime (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 2 2026LHS Sociology of Youth  10
Tri 2 2026HSV Childhood: Early Years  10
Tri 3 2947HSV Working in International Communities (see Note 1) (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3013HSV Children and Youth  10
Tri 1 3139LHS Political Sociology  10
Tri 1 3015CCJ Youth Justice  10
Tri 1 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 2 3037HSV Evaluation, Effectiveness, Outcomes  10
Tri 3 3100AFE Engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Business Communities  10
Tri 3 3023HSV Working with Family Violence (see Note 2) 10
Tri 3 3024HSV Contemporary Issues in Ageing (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 4001HSV Developing Practice and Leadership  10

Note 1: 2947HSV involves travel to an international destination and will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Note 2: 3023HSV and 3024HSV are offered in intensive mode and compulsory attendance is required during Trimester 3.

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1013CCJ Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice  10
Tri 1 1088LHS First Peoples  10
Tri 1 1977MED Introduction to Health Promotion  10
Tri 1 1982MED Sustainability and Health  10
Tri 1,2 1001EHR Work and Employability  10
Tri 1,3 1008CCJ Understanding Social Problems  10
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 2 2223MED Physical Activity Promotion  10
Tri 1 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 2 3012PSY Adult Development and Ageing  10
Tri 2 3929NRS Introduction to Sexual Health and STI  10
Tri 2 3936NRS Child and Youth Mental Health  10
Tri 1,2,3 3002LFC Community Internship  10