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Bachelor of Human Services BHMS

Program focus


This program aims to provide an enhanced understanding of the
basic issues and principles in the community sector together with
skills and theoretical frameworks for people interested in becoming
human services professionals in the community sector. Particular major
and minor studies will focus on competencies required for particular
professional roles in human services. The program affords the opportunity
to engage in specialised study of marginalised groups.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

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Program aims

The aim of the program is to provide an enhanced understanding
of the basic issues and principles in the community sector together
with skills and theoretical frameworks for people interested in becoming
human services professionals in the community sector. In vocational
terms it would provide a foundation program for people wishing to
work in community organisations, community development and in such
roles as counsellors, welfare workers, and support workers.

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the program students should be able
to demonstrate:

  • professional skills and understanding of the key issues
    appropriate for working in the community sector

  • an understanding of professional and contextual issues in counselling
    and welfare

  • an ability to communicate in a range of forms, including formal
    and informal, oral and written

  • the ability to work in teams

  • research skills appropriate for working in human services

  • an understanding of community development and welfare based
    on social justice/human rights perspective from within Australia,
    and globally

  • competence in the specified aims and objectives of their
    chosen major

  • an understanding of the environmental, economic and social context
    especially including such issues as sustainability, equity, and justice.


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Program structure

The program comprises 24 units including 8 core courses/units
and one of the following combinations:

  • one 8 unit major, one 4 unit minor and 4 electives or

  • one 12 unit major (counselling only) and one 4 unit minor or

  • one 12 unit major (counselling only) and 4 electives or

  • one 8 unit major and two 4 unit minors or

  • two 8 unit majors (Important - see note 1 below).


The Bachelor of Human Services is a multidisciplinary program
that incorporates existing courses from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty
of Sciences™ Department of Psychology and the Faculties of Business
and Education.

Please note: Students intending to undertake two 8 unit majors
within the BHMS should first consult the BHMS Student Relationship
Officer on (07) 4194 3120 or email FraserCoastAssist@usq.edu.au..

Students are required to successfully complete 24 units with
at least four courses to be studied be at third year level (CDS3000 Independent Project 2 CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling CDS3002 Counselling Theory and Practice PSY3050 Counselling Psychology SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving).

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Core courses

Course Semester/Mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/Mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield campus
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship S1, S2, S3 S1, S2, S3 S1, S2, S3
or
CMS1009 Communication in Academic and Professional Contexts S1
CDS1000 Introduction to Community Welfare and Development S1, S3 S1, S3 S1, S3
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A S1, S3 S1, S3 S1, S1, S3
CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications S1 S1 S1
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives S2 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB) S2 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB) S2 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB)
Students choose one of the following two courses:
CDS2001 Sustainability Concepts and Issues S2 S2 S2
Or
REN1201 Environmental Studies S1 S1 S1
CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights in the Human Services
(students cannot study both CDS2000 and HMT2000 within the one degree)
S1 ( EXT) S1 S1
CDS2002 Independent Project 1 S1, S2, S3 (WEB) S1, S2, S3 (WEB) S2

In this section:

  • Child and Family major (8 units)
  • Counselling major (12 units)
  • Community Development major (8 units)
  • Human Resource Management major (8 units)
  • Indigenous Studies major (8 units)
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Child and Family major (8 units)


Course Semester/Mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/Mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield campus
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B S1, S2(ONC, EXT) S2 S2
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology S2, S3 S2, S3 S2
Students choose one of the following two courses:
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning S1 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB) S1 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB) S1 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB)
Or
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology S2 S2 S2
EDO2104 Families and Society S2, S3 (WEB) S2, S3 S2, S3
CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling S2 S2 S2 (ONC,EXT)
CDS3002 Counselling Theory and Practice S1 S1 S1
EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention S1 S1(ONC, EXT) S1
EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents S2 S2 S2

Note 1: Students aiming for a career in Child and Family
major may additionally consider the following elective alongside their
Child and Family Major: LAW1101 Introduction to Law
(elective).

Note 2: The Child and Family Major covers similar subjects
to the Counselling Major, but without the requirements of fact to
face attendance requirements.

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Counselling major (12 units)


Course Semester/Mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/Mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield campus
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B S1, S2 S2 S2
Choose one of the following two courses
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning S1 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB) S1 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB) S1 (ONC, WEB), S3 (WEB)
Or
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology S2 S2 S2
CDS1002 Counselling Skills S2 S2S2
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion S1 S1 S1
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology S2 S2 S2
CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling S2 S2 S2 (ONC,EXT)
CDS3002 Counselling Theory and Practice S1 S1 S1
CDS3004 Counselling Theory and Practice 2 S1 S1 S1
CDS3005 Counselling Theory and Practice 3 S2 S2 S2
PSY3030 Abnormal Behaviour S1 (ONC,EXT) S1 S1
CDS3000 Independent Project 2* S1, S2 S1(WEB), S2 (WEB) S1(WEB), S2 (ONC, WEB)

Footnotes
*This course is
worth 2 units
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Community Development major (8 units)


Course Semester/Mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/Mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield campus
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences S1, S2 S1, S2 S1, S2
LAW1101 Introduction to Law S1, S2, S3 S1, S2, S3 S1(EXT), S2, S3
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication S2 S2 S2
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour
S1 S1 S1
PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development S1 S1 ( EXT) S1
CMS3001 Global Conflict Communication S1 S1 S1
CMS2022 Communication and Power S2 S2 S2
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving
S2 (WEB) S2 (WEB) S2 (WEB)

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Human Resource Management major (8 units)


Course Semester/Mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/Mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield campus
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management S1 S1 S1 (ONC,EXT)
MGT2000 Staffing and Remuneration S1 S1 S1 (ONC,EXT)
MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety
S1 S1 S1
MGT2002 Managing Organisations S2, S3 S2, S3 S2, S3
MGT2004 People Development S2 S2 S2
MGT2006 Employment Relations S2 S2 S2
MGT3001 Global Management+ S1, S3 S1, S3 S1, S3
MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change# S2 S2 S2

Footnotes
+This course replaces
MGT3000 which was previously offered as part of the Human resource
management major.
#This is a capstone
course and students should not enrol in it until they have completed
at least six of the other courses in the Human resource management
major.
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Indigenous Studies major (8 units)


Course Semester/Mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/Mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield campus
KNL1002 Torres Strait Islander Studies S2 S2 S2
KNL1001 Indigenous Cultural Identity
S1 (ONC,EXT) S1 S1
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology S2 (ONC,EXT), S3 S2(EXT) ,S3 S2(EXT) ,S3
KNL2001 Indigenous Knowledge and Australian Heritage S2 (ONC,EXT) S2 S2
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History S2
KNL3001 Indigenous Australian Cultures and Communities S1 (ONC,EXT) S1 S1
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples and the Nation State* S2 (ONC), S2
ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia# S1 S1 S1

Footnotes
*This course will
be offered in odd years
#This course will
be offered in even years
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Minor studies

Minor studies are designed to enable students to widen their
knowledge and perspectives, or to complement their choice of major.
Courses must be taken over two levels and should be in the same discipline
or recognised multi-disciplinary area.

Within the Bachelor of Human Services, all students, except
those undertaking a second major, must complete at least one four-course
minor. Preference is given to a minor in Child and Family or Community
Welfare and Development. Other minors may be chosen from within the
Faculty of Arts or any other Faculty, as indicated in the Minor studies section of this Handbook. Enrolment requirements
must be satisfied for any course selected.

For students intending to study the Psychology Minor: there
is a requirement to select four courses that are not already included
in the BHMS core
or the chosen major.

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Exit points

Students who have successfully completed CMS1000, CDS1000
, CDS1001, CDS2000 (students
cannot study both CDS2000 and HMT2000 within the one degree), CDS2001, EDC2200 plus two electives one of which is PRL2002 may exit with the Diploma
of Community Welfare and Development.

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