Bachelor of Human Services and Entrepreneurship

Develop the skills to become a social entrepreneur and make a positive impact in the community and human services sector.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

The Bachelor of Human Services and Entrepreneurship provides you with the knowledge and skills to be a social entrepreneur who can assist, advocate for and empower people and communities experiencing complex social and economic challenges.  

This course is designed for people that are interested in making a positive difference in the human services sector through the development of a unique skillset that spans the community and human services, social entrepreneurship and organisational management. In addition to gaining core-competencies in the community and human services, you will also develop skills in project management, grant-writing, agency management, advocacy, social enterprise development, people management and effective communication.

Accredited by the Australian Community Workers Associated (ACWA), you will be qualified to work in a rapidly expanding community and human service sector where broader organisational understanding intersects with individual client work. Our placement program will see you working in the field with leading government and third-sector organisations to develop skills in case management, community work, group work, ethical practice and managing complex cases.

You will graduate with an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the sector and the skills to develop and implement innovative solutions that drive positive social impacts for clients and organisations.

  • Case manager
  • Health promotion officer
  • Team leader
  • Executive officer
  • Child protection officer
  • Community education officer
  • Director of human and health programs and services
  • Program manager (Disability services)
  • Family services officer
  • Coordinator human services
  • Manager (Partnerships and strategic development)
  • Executive officer
  • Assistant director (Fundraising and marketing)
  • Assistant director (Program delivery)
  • Director (Social inclusion)
  • Director (People and culture)
  • Health services manager
  • Human services manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Social Entrepreneur

You can pursue roles in the Community and Human Services sector or the Social Enterprise sector.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

BAXDC1002, 15 credit points
BUMGT1501, 15 credit points
SOSCI1002, 15 credit points

Semester 2

CHSUG1003, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

BUGEN3705, 30 credit points
CHSUG2001, 15 credit points
CHSUG2003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BEHAV2001, 15 credit points
CHSUG2005, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

BUENT3710, 15 credit points
BUMGT3739, 15 credit points
CHSUG3001, 15 credit points
FEAFN3001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BAXDC3004, 15 credit points
BSMAN3004, 15 credit points
CHSUG3006, 30 credit points
16 - 20 hours per week
This program requires a total of 410 placement hours, across 11 weeks.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)


  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Business, Economics any Humanities, any Information Technology, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses an applicant's entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)


Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses an applicant's entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.


Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses an applicant's entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a VTAC personal statement detailing all relevant work and life experience to strengthen their application.


The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511261 (Mt Helen), 3700811261 (On-line Learning), 3701211261 (Flexible Delivery - Ballarat), 3701811261 (Berwick), 3701911261 (Flexible Delivery - Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HSE5

CRICOS code: 0100902

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,500 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Accredited by Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Clement Chihota