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Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services

About this course

Are you interested in transforming lives and creating lasting social change in your community?  The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services is a 6-month full time higher education qualification ideal for candidates interested in helping individuals, families and communities and wanting to see if social work is the right area of study for them. 

This course is aimed at people interested in entering the human and community services industries and is relevant for both school leavers and others interested in a change of career.   This course provides the knowledge and skills aligned to the human and community services sector.  

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate and will also be better prepared for further study in the Bachelor of Social Work program with potential credits towards the course. 

This is one of four new Undergraduate Certificate courses at ACAP, developed in response to the global COVID-19 crisis to create opportunities for individuals interested in helping communities recover from adversity and to take positive steps towards their future employability. Fee help is available.   

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority. 

What you'll learn


Explore with an applied focus:

  • Human Services
  • Contemporary Society
  • Applications in Context
  • Social Work Theories

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

4 units

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Course Guide

This course is comprised of 4 core units, which are compulsory subjects required to complete your qualification.

Admission Criteria

Domestic students

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

Please click here for information on Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

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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.

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