Become a disability and health care worker of the future
Are you interested in the wellbeing of others and a role within government, community or health and social care organisations? With a Bachelor of Human Services (Health and Wellbeing) from USQ you will acquire knowledge and skills to organise services and case manage people with a disability or the healthy older person. Your studies will look at assessment and support strategies to assist people to maintain independence and quality of life.
This program will explore a variety of best practice methods to ensure individuals sustain a quality of life at home or in the community. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of social wellbeing, disability care, healthy ageing, assessment of individuals and families, counselling and provision of services.
You will gain valuable experience in the areas of disability, rehabilitation and healthy ageing by completing 400 hours of professional experience placements. Students will be required to provide the following to USQ.
- a current Australian Federal Police Criminal History Check Certificate
- a current Blue Card from the Queensland Government Commission for Children and Young People and Young Guardian.
As a graduate of this degree you will possess skills in assessment, rehabilitation, case management and organising services as well as leadership and entrepreneurship. You will be well-equipped to be a leader within the health care sector to meet future demands and requirements following the implementation of Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
USQ is currently applying for accreditation with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).