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Diploma of Human Services

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 years full time (2 trimesters accelerated) – part-time options also available

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Torrens University Australia

  • Location:


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What you'll learn

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About this course

This Diploma of Human Services from Torrens University Australia offers a broad overview of the human services sector, and equips you with the specialised knowledge of ageing, health and wellbeing, disability and health policy required to pursue employment or further study in a meaningful, challenging human services role.

With a strong focus on the social, economic, political and environmental factors influencing the human services industry, this course equips you with the broad context and global perspective to deeply understand the nature of the industry, as well as training you in specific areas of expertise for you to plot a future career path.

You'll learn the challenges, barriers and opportunities faced by people accessing human services, and develop the empathy and perspective to motivate you to contribute to real change.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the university's minimum entry requirement of Year 12 completion with a minimum ATAR of 56, or equivalent.

All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this human services course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Introduction to ageing
  • Human services policy
  • Introduction to human services
  • Introduction to disability studies
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Human development across the lifespan
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Digital fluency
Torrens University Australia Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.

Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.

Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Queensland: Brisbane (Fortitude Valley)
  • South Australia: Adelaide (Wakefield Street)

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Human Services from Torrens University Australia.

You may choose to seek employment after graduation in a range of different human services, community and care settings, or pursue further study in one of the specialised areas introduced by this course. In addition to service provision, you may choose to seek employment in advocacy, lobbying or policy development.

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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