Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management (6030)
- Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSci/BTrsmMgt
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 6030
- AQF Level: 7
CRICOS Code: 096604M
This program has been suspended from July 2023.
Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.
This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2022 or later.
This degree combines studies in social science, heritage and tourism, and business. Graduates are provided with the flexibility, knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers in tourism, hospitality, recreation, leisure and sport in the public and private sectors. It also equips students with transferable skills relevant to any industry. Students can study allied fields including geography and urban studies, anthropology, humanitarian and development studies, and sociology.
The first year of this program is delivered by Western Sydney University The College, as an agent of Western Sydney University, via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Social Science exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the program.
For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.
Students may exit this program on completion of 100 credit points with a 7050 Diploma in Social Science (exit only)
Three years full-time or six years part-time.
For program advice during your first year of study, contact the College: College Program Enquiries
For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for Bachelor of Tourism Management
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road2
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road
|The College - Nirimba Education Precinct1
|The College - Nirimba Education Precinct
Students will study at WSU - The College Nirimba campus in their first year of study.
From second year onwards, students will study at Parramatta (Victoria Rd) campus.
Work Integrated Learning
Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.
There is an optional work component available in this program. Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.
International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the program but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.
Students are admitted to the program via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.
Domestic students are required to have:
- Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
- Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
- Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
- Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher.
Met other entry requirements such as:
- An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
- Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher
International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:
- IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
- Completed the College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass Or
- Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
- Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.
Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:
- Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
- Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.
Working with Children Check where required, and for international placements, a medical clearance for HUMN 3100 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement subject.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.
The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes two College Preparatory subjects.
Western Sydney University The College Subjects
Bankstown, Penrith and Nirimba Campus
Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.
|First Term of Study
|Advanced Communication for Social Science (WSTC Prep)
|Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)
|The Individual in Society (WSTC)
|Second Term of Study
|Understanding Society (WSTC)
|People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)
|Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)
|Third Term of Study
|Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)
|Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)
|Select two of the following:
|Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)
|World Politics and International Relations (WSTC)
|Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
|Total Credit Points
Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Social Science following a passing grade in all of the above subjects. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.
- Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
- Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
Western Sydney University Subjects
For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Tourism Management.
Students should note that 60 credit points must be Level 3 subjects in Years 2 and 3.
Parramatta (Victoria Road) Campus
|Tourism and Global Trends
|Enterprise Innovation and Markets
|Managing Sustainable Places
|Tourism and Festivals in Society
|Issues in Contemporary Heritage
|Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective
|Tourism, Events and Technology
|Cultural Tourism and Events
|Tourism Policy and Planning
|Select one of the following:
|Special Event Management
|Transport, Access and Equity
|Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems
|Total Credit Points
In Year 3 students choose subject TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy Professional Placement (20 credit points) and two elective subjects (ten credit points each) in Spring session or choose subjects HUMN 3100 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement and HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement in 2H session plus subject HUMN 3102 Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections in Summer A session (totalling 40 credit points).
|Select two elective subjects
|Visitor Economy Professional Placement
|Total Credit Points
|Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement
|Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement
|Summer A session
|Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections
|Total Credit Points
Elective Minors Which May Be Available
Students could also include the SM1097 Heritage and Tourism minor, by including CULT 3014 Heritage Interpretation and HUMN 2018 Cultural and Social Geographies as two of their three remaining electives.
The subject listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2022 or earlier.
BUSM 3072 - Tourism Industry Professional Placement, replaced by TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy Professional Placement
BUSM 3079 - Travel in the Digital Age, replaced by TOUR 3001 Tourism, Events and Technology
CULT 3015 - Heritage and Tourism, replaced by TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events
HUMN 2057 - Tourism in Society, replaced by TOUR 2004 Tourism and Festivals in Society
SPRT 2011 - Sustainability, Tourism and Place, replaced by TOUR 2003 Managing Sustainable Places
TOUR 2001 - Issues in Contemporary Heritage, replaced by HUMN 2073 Issues in Contemporary Heritage
LANG 0003 - Academic English (WSTC Prep), replaced by LANG 0056 Advanced Communication for Social Science (WSTC Prep)
The subject listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier.