Graduate Certificate of Human Services

Graduate Certificate of Human Services

Enhance your knowledge of social work
Graduate Certificate of Human Services
26 Weeks Full Time
Graduate Certificate
CRICOS Code: 0101845
Australian Qualification Framework: 8
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Melbourne, Sydney, Online*
*Course available to domestic students only
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The Graduate Certificate of Human Services will provide students with specific knowledge in sociology, social policy making, Indigenous issues, and professional communications.

Students will learn about contemporary Australian issues and nuances and how this relates to human services work, especially social work in the Australian community.

Students will be guided on how to develop verbal and written communication, critical thinking and reasoning with an Australian context.

This course also has a unit focused on the diversity of social, cultural and political situation in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live.

At the end of this course graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills across a wide range of human services issues, enough to transition into and practice within the Human Services or Social Work industry. Note that this course is not available as a stand-alone qualification for international students.

Full time enrolment in this course will involve a total of 36 hours of face to face workshops per unit.

This course has been accredited by ACAP under its self-accrediting authority.

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What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Graduate Certificate of Human Services.


Social Work Theories
Professional Communication
Indigenous Social Work
Evidence Based Approaches
Professional Issues and Applications
Australian Society and Culture

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Human Services course is comprised of 4 units, which are level 500 units.

The course duration is 26 weeks full time or up to 2 years part time.

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Pathways for future study

The Graduate Certificate of Human Services will provide students with the knowledge and skills to seamlessly transition into a higher qualification in Social Work, such as the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).


Note that this course is not available as a stand-alone course for international students.

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