Find a meaningful career
Want to make a difference in people’s lives? Begin your career with the foundational knowledge you’ll need for future studies in counselling, psychology, social work, human services or community health.
Learn how people think and behave and how to relate to different communities, including children, families, Indigenous Australians and older people. You’ll also learn about the importance of ethics and social justice, and start to build the practical skills you’ll need to interact with clients in the workplace.
On successful completion of the Diploma in Social and Human Services, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit towards your choice of the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Bachelor of Human Services
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Social Work
Application and admission advice
Contact Student Central
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What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
College Courses (3)
Discipline Courses (5)
Plus choose 4 introductory discipline courses from the following:
COU101 Theories of Counselling: From Freud to Integrative Practice
COU180 Introductory Counselling Skills
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology A
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology B
PSY102 Current Directions in Psychology
SCS101 Foundations of Human Behaviour
SCS110 Introduction to Sociology: Society, Culture and Change
SWK172 Social Work and Human Services Practice
Total units: 96
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
- Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
- Refer also the the Student Profile for a representation of the likely peer cohort studying this program.
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:
- Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years;
- Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC.
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.