Diploma in Social Science Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7057.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 086043M

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2015 or later.

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is a broadly based, interdisciplinary program leading to the second year of the Bachelor of Social Science which itself offers flexibility and choice within a range of offerings in the social sciences. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Social Science Extended will articulate into the Bachelor of Social Science degree at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms) or three years part-time (eight terms).

Course Advice

College Course


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above


Recent School Leavers:

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students:

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from either the English Language Program or English Entrance Test administered by Western Sydney University, The College.and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-Credentialed Students:

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents either aged 18 years or over or completed Year 11 equivalent.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the units listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7018WSTC Social Science Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7019WSTC Social Science Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7020WSTC Social Science Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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