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Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.
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Defend justice. Protect our community
Get ready for a great future in the Force, or take your newfound knowledge and apply it to a career in the criminal and community justice systems, corrective services, border protection, intelligence, security and fraud management or forensics. What about child protection, probation and parole, or social work? An investigative role in the corporate or government sector? This course will get you where you want to be.
When you successfully complete the 12-month diploma from The College, you gain guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Policing 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.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This course is available to domestic students only. International students should see one of the following courses:
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 in:
- National intelligence
- Juvenile justice
- Social Policy Analysis
Federal or NSW Police Officer
Police Officers maintain public order and enforce laws by investigating crimes, patrolling public areas and arresting suspected offenders. Specialisations include: Bomb Squad Officer, Mounted Police Officer, Search and Rescue Officer, and Tactical Response Group Officer.
Social Researchers 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.
Correctional Officers work in prisons and correctional centres to ensure the safe supervision of inmates. Their duties involve observing prison behaviour, providing advice, administering first aid, assessing risk factors and preparing reports.
Policy Advisers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
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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*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.