Diploma in Social Science (Policing) Extended

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc(Pol)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7168
  • 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 and 2021 - Please refer to 7168.1 - Diploma in Social Science (Policing) Extended

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 (Policing) 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 (Policing) degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

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

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.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

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.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 130 credit points as per the recommended sequences below.

Students are categorised into two Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure and sequence

Recommended Sequence

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

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

WSTC Social Science (Policing) Extended Local Recent School Leavers 

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
JUST 0002Introduction to Australian Law Enforcement (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 0001Introduction to Human Behaviour (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0054Professional Communication Skills for Policing and Justice (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0020Understanding Academic Life (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0052Academic Communication for Policing and Justice (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 1025Introduction to Criminal Justice (WSTC)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
HUMN 1062Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)10
BEHV 2015Mental Health in the Community (WSTC)10
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
CULT 1006Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
JUST 1004Policing Practices (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points130

 WSTC Social Science (Policing) Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
JUST 0002Introduction to Australian Law Enforcement (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 0001Introduction to Human Behaviour (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0054Professional Communication Skills for Policing and Justice (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0020Understanding Academic Life (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0052Academic Communication for Policing and Justice (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 1025Introduction to Criminal Justice (WSTC)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
HUMN 1062Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)10
BEHV 2015Mental Health in the Community (WSTC)10
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
CULT 1006Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
JUST 1004Policing Practices (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points130