The Diploma of Social Science is a one-year course, and is available on both a full time and part time basis.
The Diploma of Social Science is designed to provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge and concepts with some depth relating to applied social sciences discipline areas. It emphasises theoretical understanding(s) of diverse groups of human beings, the issues they face in contemporary society, and an understanding of the knowledge, roles and skills required of those working in applied social sciences contexts.
The course consists of the first two semesters of the Bachelor of Human Services and also of the Bachelor of Counselling. Consequently, students who successfully complete the Diploma of Social Science may articulate into the Bachelor of Human Services or the Bachelor of Counselling. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Human Services or the Bachelor of Counselling may exit with the Diploma of Social Science, subject to the completion of course requirements.
Students should note that certain units can be completed on campus only, in either Internal or Intensive modes (as offered).
Course admission information, including the ATAR/selection rank and student profile for the Diploma of Social Science, can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 4.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission to this course.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are eligible for admission to this course.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.
Choose a part-time or full-time program to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. Part-time students should note some classes may be scheduled during the day.
The Diploma of Social Science consists of 8 core units – 2 Christian Studies units and 6 Professional Studies units.
In planning their courses, students must consult the Social Sciences Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Fees & Scholarships
CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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