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Undergraduate subject

Human Services

Ratonga Tangata

03 October 2023
Human Services focuses on professional issues such as child protection, health, violence, and rehabilitation in society.


Human Services


Human Services is all about working with people to create a healthy life for the community and make positive impacts in the world.

Human Services is one of the fastest growing employment fields in the world as it is incorporated in so many professions including education, law enforcement, and health.

Human Services

What will my study involve?

  • Five different pathways within Human Services, are healthy lifestyles, crime and deviance, local and global communities, workplaces, and youth.
  • Practice your research skills and investigate topics from an angle that interests you.
  • This subject can be studied alongside many different degrees to strengthen your human service and social awareness in your studies.

Human Services


Human Services major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:




HSRV311 Qualitative Research Methods is recommended.

Human Services minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


Human Services

Career opportunities

The skills gained from Human Services will suit any industry that involves compassion for and working with people, such as education, health, social support, policy, and law enforcement.

Career pathways could include:

  • youth and community development
  • law enforcement
  • corrections and probation
  • health.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Human Services.

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