Griffith University

Graduate Certificate in Human Services

Griffith University

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

You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective human services professional. This degree, which is informed by the latest research, will suit you if you are looking for specialist human services training.You will complete three core courses and a specialist elective course in one of the following areas: Childhood Studies Community and Youth Work Disability Studies Social Gerontology.You will study alongside people from a range of disciplines, which will help you learn and understand how different professions can contribute to improving the quality of people's lives. 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 work with children, families, young people, older people, communities and human service organisations.


  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Critical Community Practice
  • First Peoples and Social Justice (Advanced)
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Human Service : Knowledge and Practice
  • Human Services : Law and Social Policy
  • 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: $14,500 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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