Course Details

Course Code SS04
Level Undergraduate
QTAC Code 094001
Duration 1F/2P
Entry Requirements Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent); English language proficiency requirements apply
Assumed Knowledge English – SA (QCAA) (or equivalent)
Mode On Campus, Mixed Mode
Credit Points 80
Starting Semesters 1 & 2
Overseas Students Available
CRICOS Code 076204D

General Information

The Diploma of Social Science is a one-year course (full time equivalent), and is available on both a full time and part time basis. It is designed to provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge and concepts with some depth relating to applied social sciences discipline areas, and emphasises theoretical understanding(s) of diverse groups of human beings, the issues they face in contemporary society, and an understanding of the knowledge, roles and skills required of those working in applied social sciences contexts.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Diploma of Social Science is 5 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students should note that certain units can be completed on campus only, in either Internal or Intensive modes (as offered). Further information is available from the School of Social Sciences Administration Office or in the Diploma of Social Science information contained in the Social Sciences Courses Handbook.

The course consists of the first two semesters of the Bachelor of Applied Social Science and also of the Bachelor of Counselling. Consequently, students who successfully complete the Diploma of Social Science may articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Social Science or the Bachelor of Counselling. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Social Science or the Bachelor of Counselling may exit with the Diploma of Social Science, subject to the completion of course requirements.

Course Accreditations

The Diploma of Social Science is:

Career Outcomes

  • Community Worker
  • Pastoral Carer
  • Rehabilitation Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Personal Support Worker

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

Examination Minimum result
IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all subtests
ISLPR Not accepted
TOEFL 575 or better (pBT – paper-based); 90 or better with no subscore lower than 20 (iBT – internet-based)
STAT 156 or higher in the Verbal component

Course Structure

Diploma of Social Science

The Diploma of Social Science consists of core units.

CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Social Sciences Administration Office at socsciadmin@chc.edu.au.

In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

Christian Studies units

Unit Name Sample Unit Outline
CS115 Foundations of a Bible-based Christ-centred Worldview Download
CS215 Contours for a Bible-based Christ-centred Worldview Download

Professional Units

Unit Name Sample Unit Outline
SO100 Academic and Professional Communication Download
SO102 Introduction to Applied Social Theories Download
SO110 The Person of the Practitioner Download
SO112 Introduction to Human Behaviour Download
SO114 Foundational Interpersonal Skills Download
SO115 Introduction to Applied Social Science Contexts Download

 

Students may complete electives from other fields (eg Christian Studies, Ministry, Business) subject to the fulfilment of course rules and with the approval of the Course Coordinator.