Graduate Certificate in Human Services

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Within a flexible online learning environment you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective human services professional. Human service professionals are concerned with improving the social, economic, personal and communal well-being of people.They seek to promote social inclusion and achieve equity, social justice, interdependence and human rights of people who are adversely affected by social and economic factors. You will explore contemporary issues and learn about the latest theory and practice that can be applied to a broad range of human service settings, including government and non-government welfare organisations and community groups. You will build upon your existing knowledge base for working with children, families, young people, older people, communities and human service organisations. This program is informed by the latest research and will suit you if you are looking for specialist human services training or wish to expand your current scope of practice. You will study alongside people from a range of disciplines, which will help you to learn and understand how different professions can contribute to improving the quality of people's lives. It is anticipated that successful completion of the program will give you an edge in a competitive job market.


  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Community Practice
  • First Peoples and Social Justice (Advanced)
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Human Service : Knowledge and Practice
  • Human Services : Law and Social Policy
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Person-Centred Planning
  • Working with Diverse Populations

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higherRelated Certificate IV and relevant work experienceRelevant work experience


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Human Services will be eligible for admission into the Master of Human Services (5604).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $11,750 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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