Bachelor of Community and Human Services

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Are you passionate about helping people? Would you like to be able to provide support and assistance to a range of individuals, families and communities that are experiencing family violence, poverty, homelessness, mental health or living with disability? In this degree, you'll learn the important skills and ethics needed for helping to improve the lives of others. You'll spend time in the industry, putting your skills into practice and experiencing real-life situations. This degree will prepare you for a career as a counsellor, in social research, youth justice, family and disability support, aged care, community engagement programs and more.You'll learn the professional skills needed to succeed in the workplace, like communications and interpersonal skills and the theories behind your practices. Your subjects include 'social policy', 'social issues and personal values'and 'Australian indigenous societies'. You can also choose subjects from any other Federation Arts degree, to learn a language, about public relations or politics.


360 credit points over 3 years.


  • Introduction to community and human services, Successful learning at university, The sociological imagination, Interpersonal communication for professional practice, Theories and models for practice, Introduction to first nations perspectives, Theories and practices of group work, Community practice approaches, Reflecting on work in the human services organisations, Field placement, Lifespan human development, Models of case management, Social policy and social change, Critical practice approaches, Counselling for individuals and families, Health and wellbeing in diverse communities
  • Research methods in the social sciences, Applied ethics in contemporary societies.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12) Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years) Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Guaranteed ATAR This program has a guaranteed ATAR. If you meet the course pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 in any Humanities, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).


This qualification has been assessed as being an equivalent qualification for the purposes of the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications policy for employment in specialist family violence practitioner roles in Victoria.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $78,120
  • ATAR: 50 (Guaranteed ATAR)
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $78,120
  • ATAR: 50 (Guaranteed ATAR)
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $78,120
  • ATAR: 50 (Guaranteed ATAR)
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 3 years

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