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Diploma in Applied Social Science

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

The Diploma of Applied Social Science introduces you to the areas of social science and counselling or youth work. It will provide you with the fundamentals of social analysis and insights into human development and behaviour. It will orientate you to some research methodologies and social policies. This course is offered fully online unless you choose the Counselling Skills specialisation subject which needs to be done on campus.

Professional Outcomes

The Diploma of Applied Social Science prepares graduates for entry level roles in various community services and community development contexts which may include roles such as support worker, mentor, and project and/or group

Successful completion of the Diploma guarantees entry into the Bachelor of Applied Social Science.

Course Structure

8 Subjects total
4 Core
2 Major
2 Christian Studies


Professional Communication Skills
Introduction to Sociology
Working with Aboriginal Australians and Diaspora Communities
Theory & Practice of Group Work


Worldviews and Human Relationships
Theory & Practice of Youth Work
Counselling Skills
Youth Sector Orientation and Networking

Christian Studies

Engaging the Christian Scriptures
Theological Reflection in Life and Work
Exploring Practices for Spiritual Formation

What do I need for entry?

Completion of Certificate IV or above
Qualify for mature age entry

How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: SS514S
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 1300 482 267
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