Graduate Certificate of Human Services

Take the first steps towards a career in social work through this pathway certificate. Gain in-depth knowledge of the key areas of social work practice in Australia, including ethics, methods and professional standards for working with individuals, families, groups and communities to create a just and equitable society. This non-accredited graduate certificate will equip you to meet the entry requirements of the Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) and pursue becoming a professional social worker.

Work in any community

Gain valuable regional, rural, remote and Indigenous perspectives

Support for your success

Join a friendly support network of peers and academics

Make study work for you

Study flexibly through online delivery



  • Online: February, July



^total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


6 months full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

An AQF level 7 bachelor degree with one year full-time study in social or behavioural sciences, or equivalent; or completion of JCU’s Postgraduate Qualifying Program [Social Sciences]

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Real stories

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    Associate Professor Abraham Francis

    Head, Social Work

    JCU Social Work is grounded on the principles of social justice and human rights. We welcome our students to be connected to the grassroots realities around them. We need competent, confident, and compassionate social workers and human service professionals in the field, and we inspire our students to be change agents.