Course details

CRICOS course code: 0101845

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


The Graduate Certificate in Human Services will provide students with specific knowledge in sociology, social policy making, Indigenous issues, and professional communications.

Students will learn about contemporary Australian issues and nuances and how this relates to human services work, especially social work in the Australian community.

Students will be guided on how to develop verbal and written communication, critical thinking and reasoning with an Australian context.

This course also has a unit focused on the diversity of social, cultural and political situation in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live.

At the end of this course graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills across a wide range of human services issues, enough to transition into and practice within the Human Services or Social Work industry. Note that this course is not available as a stand-alone qualification for international students.

Full time enrolment in this course will involve a total of 36 hours of face-to-face workshops per unit.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.


Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our graduate certificate of human services.

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Social Work Theories
  • Professional Communication
  • Indigenous Social Work
  • Evidence Based Approaches
  • Professional Issues and Applications
  • Australian Society and Culture

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
13,292 Per Year
Read moreTuition Fee per Subject / Unit: 3,323; 13,292 for the entire course
06 Feb 2023
29 May 2023
18 Sep 2023
26 weeks
Full time
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

For students seeking entry into the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) upon completion of this course:

A Bachelor degree with at least 4 cognate units (for example in social sciences, psychology, community and welfare work, nursing, allied health, counselling), or

A Bachelor degree with evidence of at least six months of full-time study in social sciences, or equivalent.


A written 500-word statement outlining your interest in studying social work

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.


Australian College of Applied Psychology
Sydney Campus
255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
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