Diploma in Applied Social Science

Undergraduate Course
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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 unit which needs to be done on campus.

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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 assistant.

The Diploma of Applied Social Sciences is the perfect fast-tracked qualification to equip you with the competencies to become a chaplain. More information here.

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

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Course Structure


Unit Total






  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Choose two units from the following list:

  • Relational Youth Work
  • Critical Youth Work
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Counselling Skills

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus and partially online.
Adelaide – Millswood SA
Perth – Forrestfield WA

How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

What do I need for entry?

Completion of ‘Tabor Early Entry’ criteria (NOT dependent on ATAR)
Completion of Certificate IV or above
Qualify for mature age entry

How much does it cost?

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fees and available payment options.

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information


Tabor: SS514S
SATAC: Not applicable

Undergraduate Course

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Email: enquiry@tabor.edu.au
Phone: 1300 482 267