Help shape the world we live in. Expand your knowledge through social theory and research. Gain real-world experience and develop a deeper understanding of our complex and dynamic world.
Note: You will be required to travel between campuses to complete this degree.
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Our extended diplomas commence 25 October. Apply now before applications close 11 October.
Build a better society
In today’s ever-changing world, we need people who can navigate complex and culturally diverse social issues. People just like you.
This course lets you choose from a huge range of majors and sub-majors, including Child and Community; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Geography and Urban Studies; Peace and Development Studies; Sociology; Anthropology; Heritage and Tourism; and Disability Studies.
When you successfully complete the 12-month diploma from The College, you gain guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Social Science at Western Sydney University.
To apply, all you need is an ATAR of 55+ and the determination to work hard. Once you’re here, our mission is to make sure you have the supportive learning environment and flexibility you need to transform your life. That includes smaller class sizes with greater access to one-on-one teaching and support.
At The College, we’re dedicated to your success. We know that if you’re given a supportive learning environment with a dedicated team of educators, anything is possible. Our wide range of pathway options include University Foundation Studies, Extended Diplomas and Integrated Diploma/Bachelor courses. Your success starts here.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected.
For further information, consult: Student Contribution Bands
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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This program may open the door to a career as a:
- Welfare community professional
- Criminal justice agent
- Fraud manager
- Policy developer
Community Development Worker
Community Development Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society, and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
Welfare Support Worker
Welfare Support Workers provide support, information, and advice to clients on social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies to support them.
Welfare, Recreation, and Community Arts Worker
Welfare, Recreation, and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups in working towards change in their social environment.
College Pathways in Social Sciences
Select a course type from the drop down.
Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social Science
Diploma in Social Science (Policing)/Bachelor of Policing
Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies
Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management
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Online Short Courses Information Session
Looking to upskill, pursue a new career or challenge yourself by learning something new? Our online short courses will give you the skills and knowledge to take the next step in your career – or give you the academic credit to pursure futher study in a relevant area.
To find out more about Online Short Courses offered at Western, please attend our Online Short Courses Information Session on Wednesday 22 September at 5pm.
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.