Bachelor of Business course with Human Services Management major


The Bachelor of Business course with Human Services Management major is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive and broad theoretical base of knowledge of human service practice principles and skills preparing them to manage human service delivery to diverse clientele across a variety of welfare settings in private, government and non-government organisations.
Due to the diversity of roles and settings in the human services area, the SCI Bachelor of Business course with Human Services Management major will prepare graduates for a range of career opportunities. Graduates will be flexible in the translation and application of knowledge and skills to diverse settings. This major will draw on a wide range of perspectives and approaches to provide students with a solid foundation to work in co-ordination, management and leadership roles in community development, human service delivery and welfare organisations within Australia and globally such as age care, disability, childcare, local and global welfare organisations, government departments, charities and other non- government agencies.

Year 1
COM 100
Business Communication
Accounting for Business
Business Economics
Information Technology in Business
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
Business Law
Business Statistics
Year 2
Year 3
  • Students are required to complete all of the units listed below to fulfil the requirements of Bachelor of Business with Human Services Management major.
 Unit Name Prerequisites Unit
HRM201Human Resources ManagementNone
HSM201Communications & Human ServicesNone
HSM202Psychology in the WorkplaceNone
HSM203Understanding Human Diversity & AdversityNone
HSM204Foundations of Social PolicyNone
HSM301Contemporary Human Services ManagementNone
HSM302Leadership in Human Services PracticeNone
HSM303Ethics and InterventionNone
HSM304Change Management in Human ServicesNone
HSM305Indigenous Cultures and Human ServicesMGT100
Principles of Management
Business Law
BUS301Business CapstoneThis unit can only be undertaken by the students in the final year of the
studies or after having completed at least two third of the course credits

Course learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Business Course has the following learning outcomes that are consistent with the AQF Level 7 qualification:
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theories, principles, and concepts relevant to the broad field of business
  • Communicate effectively with diverse business stakeholders in technologised, written and face to face contexts
  • Be self-directed and critically reflective in business contexts requiring collaborative and independent work
  • Apply specialised field knowledge and technical skills to develop and evaluate business solutions in a range of Human Services contexts
  • Source, generate and synthesise relevant information to support evidence-based Human Services decision-making processes and lifelong learning
  • Recognise the relationship between Human Services profession and society through practicing socially responsible and sustainable management that benefits diverse communities.

Graduate Attributes

The graduates of Southern Cross Institute will have the following attributes at AQF Level 7:
  • Be effective communicators in the face to face and technologised contexts
  • Be broadly knowledgeable in the theoretical and conceptual fields of business with in-depth knowledge of their sub-discipline
  • Be able to professionally apply theoretical, conceptual and procedural knowledge to analyse and solve complex problems in business environments
  • Be self-directed, critical thinkers able to liaise, cooperate and work effectively and supportively with others
  • Be culturally adept and promote inclusivity and equity for all members of their local, regional and international communities
  • Synthesise, analyse and use the information to support ethical, evidence-based decision making and lifelong learning