University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Social Science - Human Services (MBSS)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) provides students with a sound knowledge of the political, behavioural and social sciences, and equips them with the skills needed for professional practice in the human services field as an accredited community worker, policy advocate or manager of human services. Students gain practical experience in on-campus Social Work Studios, and build workplace networks in field education placements during their final year.


  • 108 units
  • 63 units of core studies, social policy and human services theory
  • 4.5 units of free elective
  • 22.5 units of practice skills
  • 18 units of field placements.


  • Social Science
  • Human Services

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


Graduates will be eligible for full membership of the Australian Community Workers Association.

Study pathways

Students can improve their employment prospects by continuing their studies with a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $88,200 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Students can combine the Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) degree with another degree and with one extra year of study can graduate with an additional Bachelor of Psychological Science qualification.

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