Diploma in Social Science Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7057.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 086043M

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

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 Term 1, 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 7057.1 Diploma in Social Science Extended

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. It offers preparatory units in Academic English and other relevant units that provide additional skills for tertiary level study and is delivered via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Social Science may articulate into the Bachelor of Social Science degree or the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies at Western Sydney University, with up to 80 credit points of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

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 aged 18 years or over. Applicants who are 17 years of age will be eligible for an offer if they have completed the HSC or other Year 12 studies or 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

A7072WSTC Social Science Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7073WSTC Social Science Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7090WSTC Social Science Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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