Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management
- Effective from: 2022
- Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSci/BTrsmMgt
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 6030
- AQF Level: 7
CRICOS Code: 096604M
This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2022 or later.
Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.
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.
For program advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Program Advice’. For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for Bachelor of Tourism Management.
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.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|Bankstown Campus||Full Time||Internal||See above|
|Bankstown Campus||Part Time||Internal||See above|
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Full Time||Internal||Julie Wen|
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Part Time||Internal||Julie Wen|
|Penrith Campus||Full Time||Internal||See above|
|Penrith Campus||Part Time||Internal||See above|
|The College - Nirimba Education Precinct||Full Time||Internal||See above|
|The College - Nirimba Education Precinct||Part Time||Internal||See above|
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|
|LANG 0003||Academic English (WSTC Prep)||10|
|CULT 0006||Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)||10|
|BEHV 1023||The Individual in Society (WSTC)||10|
|Second Term of Study|
|CULT 1019||Understanding Society (WSTC)||10|
|HUMN 1042||People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)||10|
|HUMN 1062||Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)||10|
|Third Term of Study|
|CULT 1023||Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)||10|
|HUMN 1029||Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)||10|
|Select two of the following:||20|
|Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)|
|World Politics and International Relations (WSTC)|
|Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)|
|Total Credit Points||100|
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
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|TOUR 1002||Tourism and Global Trends||10|
|BUSM 1006||Enterprise Innovation and Markets||10|
|BUSM 1008||Enterprise Leadership||10|
|SPRT 2011||Sustainability, Tourism and Place||10|
|HUMN 2057||Tourism in Society||10|
|TOUR 2001||Issues in Contemporary Heritage||10|
|CULT 3016||Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective||10|
|BUSM 3079||Travel in the Digital Age||10|
|CULT 3015||Heritage and Tourism||10|
|BUSM 3073||Tourism Policy and Planning||10|
|BUSM 3007||Destination Management||10|
|Select one of the following||10|
|LAWS 1001||Enterprise Law||10|
|BUSM 1010||Financing Enterprises||10|
|BUSM 3065||Special Event Management||10|
|ENVL 3006||Transport, Access and Equity||10|
|ENVL 3005||Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems||10|
|Total Credit Points||170|
In Year 3 students choose subject BUSM 3072 Tourism Industry 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).
|Spring session||Credit Points|
|BUSM 3072||Tourism Industry Professional Placement||20|
|Select two elective subjects||20|
|Total Credit Points||40|
|2H session||Credit Points|
|HUMN 3100||Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement||10|
|HUMN 3101||Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement||20|
|Summer A session|
|HUMN 3102||Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections||10|
|Total Credit Points||40|
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.
The subject listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier.