Diploma in Social Science (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7050
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 069055D

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.

Commencement Year Term 2 2021 - 7050.4 Diploma in Social Science (exit only)

Commencement Year 2018 to Term 1 2021 - 7050.3 Diploma in Social Science

Commencement Year 2017 - 7050.2 Diploma in Social Science

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 7050.1 Diploma in Social Science

The Diploma in Social Science is available as an exit point only from 6023 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social Science, 6027 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies or 6030 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management.

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

This program is a broadly based, interdisciplinary program. It offers preparatory subjects in Academic English and other relevant subjects that provide additional skills for tertiary level study and is delivered via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Social Science may articulate into the Bachelor of Social Science degree or the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies at Western Sydney University with up to 80 credit points of advanced standing.

For more information on The College, please refer to The College web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One year full-time (three semesters)

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
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Part Time Internal See above
Bankstown Full time Internal See above
Bankstown Part time Internal See above

Admission

This program is an exit award only

The aim of the course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Social Science. 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 are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit 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 unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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 course 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 course with a 50% pass OR
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit 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 course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the subjects listed below

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass the following six University level subjects:
HUMN 1029Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)10
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1062Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)10
CULT 1023Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)10
Progression to Bachelor of Social Science
Students who wish to progress with 80 credit points to the Bachelor of Social Science must pass two of the following three University level subjects:20
Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
From Term 3 2022, subject POLI1003 Introduction to International Relations (WSTC) replaced by subject POLI1008 World Politics and International Relations (WSTC)
World Politics and International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Progression to Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies
Students who wish to progress with 80 credit points to the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies must pass the following two University level subjects:20
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
From Term 3 2022, subject POLI1003 Introduction to International Relations (WSTC) replaced by subject POLI1008 World Politics and International Relations (WSTC)
World Politics and International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Students must pass the following two preparatory level subjects
No advanced standing will be granted for these preparatory subjects in the Western Sydney University degree program
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 0006Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
Total Credit Points120

 Equivalent Subjects

The core subject listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

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