COURSE DETAILS

QTAC Code

094001


CRICOS Code

076204D


COURSE Code

SS04


MODE

On campus, Mixed


MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD (OP/RANK)

All eligible applicants offered
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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 OP/selection rank and student profile for the Diploma of Social Science, can be found here.

  • Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • Approved for offering to overseas students and appears on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • Approved for FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance/Abstudy and Austudy (personal eligibility requirements apply).

Community Worker, Pastoral Carer, Rehabilitation Worker, Youth Worker, Personal Support Worker.

Admission Criteria

COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA

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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.

Information on our Rank Adjustment Schemes 2021 HERE

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

EXAMINATIONMinimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic)6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic)59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT)577
TOEFL (IBT)90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.

Flexible delivery

Choose a part-time or full-time program to suit your circumstance and lifestyle. Part-time student should note some classes my be scheduled during the day.  Some lectures and tutorials may also have evening classes.

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Course Structure

Diploma of Social Science

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.

CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Social Sciences Administration Office at socsciadmin@chc.edu.au.

In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

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Fees & Scholarships

FEES

All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.

Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.

You can see what you study costs will be by clicking the link below.

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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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