Diploma of Human Services and Development

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

This program provides enhanced understanding of basic issues and principles in the human services environment and, through elective studies, the acquisition of associated skills and conceptual frameworks. In vocational terms it would provide a foundation program for people wishing to work in community organisations or community development with marginalised groups in Australian society.


8 units: 3 core courses plus 5 courses from the Bachelor of Human Services core course or any major.


  • Human Services and Development

Standard entry requirements

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 17, tertiary entrance rank 65 or equivalent qualification
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2
  • Assumed knowledge expectations: English.


Completion of this program does not provide students with a professional qualification in either Community Development, Human Services, Social work or Psychology.

Study pathways

After completing the Diploma if Human Services and Development students can potentially go on to study a Bachelor of Human Services.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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