Diploma in Social Science (Policing) (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc(Pol)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7167
  • AQF Level: 5

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

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

For Commencement Year 2020 - please refer to 7167.1 - Diploma in Social Science (Policing) (exit only)

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

The Diploma in Social Science (Policing) provides the first year subjects of study for the Bachelor of Policing which itself equips graduates with an introduction to policing as a distinct area of academic study, and provides the foundation for students wishing to join the NSW Police Force, or other policing or related organisation. The Diploma offers both social science and criminology subjects which form the basis for further study in the degree program. The inclusion of additional preparatory subjects is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

For additional information about majors and minors please refer to the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Policing.

1844.2 - Bachelor of Policing

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One year full-time (three terms).

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Bankstown 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

Admission

This program is an exit award only.

The aim of the proogram is to prepare students for tertiary study in the Bachelor of Policing. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, The College, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students entering this Diploma are required to have:

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent or
  • Completed The College English test at 70% or higher, or
  • Passed The College Foundation English subject at C grade level.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Social Science), OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program, offered by The College, with a GPA of 5.5 or better.

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only.

Students must successfully pass the following University level subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
LANG 0052Academic Communication for Policing and Justice (WSTC Prep)10
Students must successfully pass the following University level subjects
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
JUST 1004Policing Practices (WSTC)10
CULT 1006Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)10
CULT 1025Introduction to Criminal Justice (WSTC)10
BEHV 2015Mental Health in the Community (WSTC)10
Plus one subject to be advised
Total Credit Points80