Humanities, Social Science and Education

The Humanities and Social Sciences primarily include the study of human behavior and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic, and political contexts. The Humanities and Social Sciences focus on historical, contemporary, and future aspects of human lives from personal to global contexts.
Humanities and Social Sciences teach students to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions, and adapt to change. Understanding historical, geographical, political, economic, and societal factors are the key aspect in studying Humanities and social sciences. The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide a broad understanding of the world in which we live, and how people can participate as active and informed citizens with the high-level skills needed for the 21st century. Traditions and values of a society are given the utmost importance in Humanities and Social sciences. The mode of teaching involves lectures, seminars, workshops, group discussions, field visits, and so on. The popularity of Humanities and Social sciences among students can be understood by its availability in almost every university throughout the world.



The Humanities, Social Science and Education disciplines cover a range of specializations involving the study of people, cultures and institutions. Specializations include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies;
  • Aged Care;
  • Alcohol and other Drugs Work;
  • Asian Studies;
  • Children’s Services;
  • Community Services;
  • Counselling;
  • Disability Services;
  • Fitness;
  • Interpreting;
  • Language;
  • Leisure and Health;
  • Mental Health;
  • Social Science;
  • Sport and Recreation;
  • Welfare Services;
  • Youth Work;
  • Advocacy;
  • American Studies;
  • International Relations;
  • Politics;
  • Anthropology;
  • Archaeology;
  • Behavioral Management;
  • Cognitive Science;
  • Psychology;
  • Curatorial Services;
  • Education;
  • Early Learning;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • Psychology; and
  • International Relations

Humanities, Social Science and Education programs are offered at the following qualification levels:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters by research/coursework
  • PhD 

Career Opportunities 

  • Teacher;
  • School Faculty Head;
  • Special Education Teacher;
  • Teachers Aide;
  • Childcare Coordinator/Worker;
  • English as a Second Language Teacher;
  • Archivist;
  • Coach;
  • Hostel and Refuge Worker;
  • Social Worker;
  • Aged and Disability Carer;
  • Community Welfare Officer;
  • Psychologist;
  • Youth and Disability Worker;
  • Anthropologist;
  • Archaeologist;
  • Social Scientist;
  • Academic/Researcher;
  • Curator;
  • Linguist;and
  • Interpreter.