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Human Services and Social Work

Bachelor Degree / Honours Degree.
La Trobe University


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About the course

This Bachelor Degree / Honours Degree course is designed to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills in subject areas such as anthropology, social sciences, criminology as well as community and human services. It will provide flexible pathways to employment, professional or postgraduate research programs.

What you might learn

As part of this course, you will undertake core and elective subjects such as understanding social patterns and criminal law in order to find out what drives policy and social changes. Graduates of this course should be able to find employment within the industry or have built a solid foundation towards obtaining a Masters degree.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as police officer, community corrections officer, youth justice officer, juvenile/ fmaily counsellor, parole officer, family law case officer, and etc. in companies including United Nations, Red Cross, Centrelink, Department of Human Services, Salvation Army, and etc.

Living Costs in Melbourne**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
A$ 15 - 20

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
A$ 1,583 - 2,094

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
A$ 1,207 - 1,596

A$ 7 - 9

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
A$ 240 - 318

Average Salary**


Tuition fees per year

A$ 33,000



4 years

Upcoming Intakes

Feb 2020

Course Code

045898C / 074028J


+61 3 9663 5333



La Trobe Excellence Scholarship (Postgraduate coursework)

Up to 25% of tuition fees

La Trobe Excellence Scholarship (Undergraduate coursework)

Up to 25% of tuition fees

Undergraduate and postgraduate regional campus scholarships

Up to A$5,000


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