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Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused 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).

This higher education qualification is designed to meet the demands of a changing human services sector where demands for professional leadership are growing.

LIU institutions offer hundreds of career-focused, undergraduate, masters 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 Master of Human Services Management. This degree is a specially designed program of learning that focuses on the planning, business and management issues that arise within human services organisations, their services and programs. It aims to meet the diverse needs of leaders, planners, practitioners and others working within the broad field of human services in the business, community, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Core subjects facilitate the development of knowledge and the application of advanced skills through engagement with human services constructs and legislation, leadership theory and practice, program and policy design, research, analysis and evaluation. This higher education qualification is designed to meet the demands of a changing human services sector where demands for professional leadership are growing, as is the need for higher-order critical analysis and entrepreneurial skills.

Key study outcomes

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary teamwork in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship.
  • Demonstrate a body of knowledge that includes the extended understanding of recent developments in a discipline and its professional practice.
  • Describe, practise and add value to the discipline or profession in the contemporary global environment, with specific emphasis on the human services environment and its future prospects.
  • Review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims and evidence to research and investigate human services work and management related issues.
  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity and national, regional and global perspectives to identify and solve problems.
  • Identify, initiate, model and encourage in others the interpersonal skills and dispositions of an effective team member and leader in complex situations.
  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to indigenous cultures and peoples.
  • Develop, exhibit and encourage behaviours and practices in others that are congruent with being “the best for the world”, in addition to being the “best in the world”.

Core subjects

  • Understanding the Human Services Sector
  • Leadership in Human Services
  • Human Services Legislation Policy & Ethics
  • Managing Finances in Human Services

Advanced core subjects

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Technology and Human Services
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Services Management
  • Management Practice in the Human Services Sector

Capstone & elective subjects

  • Capstone specialising in General Services Management, Health Services Management, Ageing or Disability


  • General Services Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Disability
  • Ageing
  • Youth Services


The Master of Human Services Management has the following delivery options:

  • Face-to-face — supported by e-learning resources
  • Online delivery — all subjects can be completed without face-to-face contact
  • Hybrid delivery — some subjects have face-to-face components and others are delivered entirely online

For more information

W: torrens.edu.au
T: 1300 575 803
E: enquiries@torrens.edu.au