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Undergraduate Certificate in Human Service

This is course information for enrolled students. For prospective students please visit Undergraduate Certificate in Human Service.


The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services is a new course developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and is designed to provide individuals drawn to the helping professions the opportunity to test the waters to see if further study in the area of social work is for them and also to better prepare themselves and potentially gain credits towards articulation into a bachelors program.


Degree Name

Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services

Degree Code


Level of Qualification

Undergraduate Certificate


6 months, full time 

Number of Units

4 units of study 

Course Sequence:

see Course Guide

Study Load

2 units per trimester (total of 4 units) 


Online or on campus

Award Title

Undergraduate Certificate in Human Services

^Must complete all award units by Term 3 2021 (may be subject to government changes)

Course Sequence


Unit of Study

Credit Points


Introduction to Human Services



Introduction to Contemporary Society



Applications in Context



Social Work Theories



Graduate Attributes

Through their study and professional interactions at ACAP, graduates can expect to develop the specified attributes below.

Graduate Attribute 1: Communicate. Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts and through multiple modalities. 

Graduate Attribute 2: Sustain: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop knowledge and skills over their lifetime.

Graduate Attribute 3: Think. Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond constructively across diverse settings.

Graduate Attribute 4: Engage. Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledge across multiple contexts.

Graduate Attribute 5: Wellbeing. Utilise skills and know how to maintain resilience, personal and professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities

Graduate Attribute 6: Equality. Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of opportunity

Graduate Attribute 7: Integrity. Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice

Graduate Attribute 8: Community. Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams, groups and communities

Graduate Attribute 9: Global. Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a sustainable global future