Torrens sets career path to human services

By Elnaz Gharaee
Wednesday, 24 August, 2016

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focussed perspective to higher education. At Torrens, you can take advantage of a flexible study structure, start your course at multiple points throughout the year and be supported at every step of your learning experience, giving you the best possible opportunity to succeed.

Students of Torrens University Australia are part of an international, academic community that spans 28 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, through Laureate International Universities.  LIU institutions offer hundreds of career-focused, undergraduate, master and doctoral degree courses in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law, and medicine. Every institution in the LIU network operates as its own unique brand, guided by local leadership, proactively involved as a member of the community in which it operates. Relationships and connections between and among all the institutions in the LIU network are enriched with collaboration, degree courses, faculty, and student exchange opportunities.
As a result of the growth in the Human Services sector, Torrens University Australia has launched a Bachelor of Human Services (Disability).
The Bachelor of Human Services (Disability) is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that are important in the planning, provision and evaluation of Human Services with a particular focus on disability.  Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree will be skilled advocates and collaborators, planners and evaluators, capable of responding to the diverse and complex issues that arise in the provision of human services and relevant policies such as the NDIS.  It will provide them with a broad Human Services body of knowledge to enable them to undertake professional work in the Disability sector. They will also be cognisant of the business drivers that underpin Human Service organisations and will be equipped with the resourcefulness to address business imperatives at the same time as they are required to display the sensitivity required to respond ethically and equitably within a sustainable and socially just framework.
Subject areas include: interpersonal communication, human development across the lifespan, health and wellbeing, understanding human services policy, doing business in the disability sector, understanding social theories, governance, planning and evaluations, and determinants of health and wellbeing for people with disabilities.
Graduate employment opportunities:
Graduates will be able to work in profit, not for profit, government and community agencies.  The roles they may undertake include:

  • Team Leader in the Sector

  • Service / Care Manager

  • Specialist Support Worker

  • Lifestyle Manager

  • Community Health Worker

  • Community Worker

  • Service Planner / Evaluator

  • Project / Policy Officer

  • Service Development / Support Officer

The Bachelor of Human Services (Disability) has the following delivery options:

  • Face-to-face – supported by e-learning resources

  • Online delivery – all subjects can we completed without face-to-face contact

  • Hybrid delivery – some subjects have face-to-face components and others are delivered entirely online

For more information contact us:
Torrens university
Phone: 1300 575 803
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