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  • Objectives
    The Master of Human Services seeks to contribute to the development of leadership, effective management and the ethical dimensions of human services and will articulate a vision of the dignity appropriate to the human person.
  • Entry requirements
    1. Four year bachelor degree in a human services discipline (eg psychology, education, social work, sociology, welfare studies, youth work or related discipline); 2. 1. three year bachelor degree in human services discipline; and 2. three years' experience in human services; or 3. 1. three year bachelor degree in another discipline; and 2. Postgraduate Certificate in Human Services or Graduate Certificate in Catholic Identity and Leadership; and 3. five years' work experience in human services; or 4. 1. three year Advanced Diploma in Welfare or equivalent; and 2. five years' work experience in human services.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Human Services
  • Course description
      By the end of the course students should be able to:

        * extend their understanding of the essential role of values in the practice of human service;
        * analyse critically and use knowledge in the development and delivery of quality human                    services;
        * demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical dimensions of their practice;
        * reflect upon themselves and their practice within the context of changing human services.

    Master of Human Services
    MHumServs

    80 cp

    Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Canberra, ACT
    Nationally, online (http://www.acu.edu.au/elearning/)

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

    1.1 To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

       1. 30 cp from Core Units; and
       2. 50 cp from Electives.

    1.2 A student who has completed one of the following may be granted 40 cp advanced standing:

       1.  
             1. a four year degree in human services; and
             2. a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Services or Graduate Certificate in Catholic Identity and Leadership;
       2.
             1. a three year degree in human services;
             2. three years’ experience in human services; and
             3. a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Services or Graduate Certificate in Catholic Identity and Leadership;
       3.
             1. a three year degree in any discipline or three year Advanced Diploma in Welfare or equivalent;
             2. five years’ experience in human services; and
             3. a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Services or Graduate Certificate in Catholic Identity and Leadership.

    2. Exit Point

    A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Services may exit from the course with the relevant award.
    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    SOCI608     10     Contemporary Human Services Management
    SWTP602     10     Leadership in Human Services Organisation
    SWTP618     10     Ethics of Human Services Practice (Inc: PHIL506)

    or
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    PHIL506     10     Ethics in a Faith-Based Organisation (Inc: SWTP618)

    Elective Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    COUN615     10     Leadership and Communication
    COUN616     10     Relationship and Family Counselling (Pre: COUN621 Foundations of                                                  Counselling63)
    COUN620     10     Grief and Loss: Issues and Approaches (Pre: COUN621 Foundations of                                              Counselling63)
    COUN622     10     Mediation and Conflict Resolution (Pre: COUN621 Foundations of Counselling63)
    LEGL504      10     The Legal Environment (Inc: EXSC661 Sports Law and the Regulatory                                              Environment)
    LEGL505      10     Duty of Care
    SOCI607      10     Managing the Research Process
    SOCI610      10     Social Justice and Advocacy
    SWTP603     10     Professional Supervision and Consultation in the Human Services
    SWTP604     10     Special Studies in the Human Services
    SWTP605     10     Child Protection Context and Policy
    SWTP615     10     Families with High and Complex Needs
    SWTP616     10     Models of Intervention in Human Services
    SWTP617     10     Cross-Cultural Practice
    THEO567     10     Catholic Ethos and Social Teaching
    THEO667     10     Theology of the Human Person
    YSED600     10     Principles of Effective Youth Work
    YSED601     10     Critical Issues, Young People and Schooling
    YSED602     10     Young People at Risk
    YSED604     10     Youth Cultures
    YSED607     10     Justice and Young People
    YSED610     10     Working with Children and Young People

    Other elective approved by the Course Co-ordinator
    63 For students who enter the course with recognised expertise in counselling, this prerequisite may be waived by the Course Co-ordinator.

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