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Help improve the social, economic and personal wellbeing of our communities
Human services professionals help people improve their social, economic, personal and communal wellbeing.
Due to a number of factors such as an ageing population, Australia's growing migration intake, the increasing needs of families a diverse population, the current and future demand for trained professionals in this field is high and growing. Due to new funding initiatives, the disability sector workforce is expected to double in the next few years and qualified human services workers will be well positioned to fill this requirement. You can become a professional in these fields within two or three years of full time study.
Study human services at Griffith
Gain a deeper understanding of how to help the community
At Griffith, you'll learn about human services in a personal atmosphere from expert teachers with strong links to the health sector, government and community and get to apply classroom learnings through hands-on practice placements. More reasons to study human services at Griffith:
* Deloitte Access Economics (2016) Forecasting the Future Community Services in Queensland 2025. Community Services Industry Alliance and Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
Griffith Human Services Graduate
A lifelong ambition was realised for Tammie Usher when she travelled to Bangalore as part of a Griffith University study trip involving human services and social work students. The Gateway to India project focused on social justice and community development in some of the city's poorest areas. 'I've come to university wanting a better life for me and my family. I've always had that passion for a better life, but now I want a career, not just a job. I know I'm on the right track.' Everybody has a right to be somebody. Everybody has a right to go somewhere in life.
Jobs await in a variety of public and private sector areas
Our graduates enter the workforce as in-demand professionals with the vision and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities
There's a wide range of fulfilling careers open to you in human services, including:
- Working with children and seniors
- Working with people with disabilities, and from different cultures
- Working in community and government agencies
- Working in rural and urban settings
- Community centres
- Family support
- Mental health services/support worker
- Policy development and research
- Rehabilitation services
- Welfare and community planning
- Women's services and youth work
- Employment consultancy
- Human resources
21 Oct 2020
Professional and support staff celebrated at VC Awards
15 Oct 2020
PhD candidate advocates for those with hidden disorder