Diploma in Social Science Extended - Social Science

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7157
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 097001G

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 2, 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2018 to Term 1 2021 - 7157.1 Diploma in Social Science Extended - Social Science

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to provide students with the first year subjects included in the Social Science degree. The inclusion of additional preparatory subjects is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments.

Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Social Science degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms).

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Students must be enrolled in the Diploma in Social Science Extended - Social Science to complete this pathway. Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed program structure.

Students must pass 40 credit points from the following preparatory subjects prior to enrolling in the University level subjects (WSTC).

Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.

Local Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Applicants

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0020Understanding Academic Life (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0021Understanding the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 0001Introduction to Human Behaviour (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 0006Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1062Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
CULT 1023Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)10
HUMN 1029Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)10
Choose two of the following:20
Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Total Credit Points140

International Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
HUMN 0020Understanding Academic Life (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0021Understanding the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 0001Introduction to Human Behaviour (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 0006Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1062Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
CULT 1023Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)10
HUMN 1029Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)10
Choose two of the following:20
Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Total Credit Points140

 Equivalent Subjects

The subject listed below count towards completion of this program for student who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier.

CULT 1021 Working with Communities (WSTC), replaced by HUMN 1062 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC) .