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.