Graduate Certificate of Human Services

Graduate Certificate of Human Services

KEY INFORMATION

National CRICOS Course Code

0101845

Course length

2 trimesters full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Fees
AQF

8

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney or Melbourne only.

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

You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

Intake & start dates
1ST TRIMESTER
Closed (Closed)
2nd TRIMESTER
Mon 25 May 2020
3rd TRIMESTER
Mon 14 Sep 2020

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in 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).

The Graduate Certificate in 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.

Structure

4 UNITS

What you'll learn

EXPERTISE IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR FORMS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL OUR COURSES INCLUDING OUR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Explore with an applied focus:

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

See the complete course guide here.

Before Applying

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete.

Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. 

Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 039 139

connect@acap.edu.au

Admission Criteria

Meet one of the following criteria:
  • A Bachelor degree in a cognate area (for example social sciences, psychology, community and welfare work, nursing, allied health, counselling), or
  • A Bachelor degree with evidence of at least one year of full-time study in social sciences, or equivalent.

AND

  • A written 500-word statement outlining your interest in studying social work.

 International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit aasw.asn.au