Diploma in Social Science (Policing) Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc(Pol)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7058.2

AQF Level: 5

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 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 7058.1 Diploma in Social Science (Policing) Extended

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

The Diploma in Social Science (Policing) Extended provides the first year units of study for the Bachelor of Policing which itself equips graduates with an introduction to policing as a distinct area of academic study, and provides the foundation for students wishing to join the NSW Police Force, or other policing or related organisation. The Diploma offers both social science and criminology units which form the basis for further study in the degree program. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

For additional information about majors and sub-majors please refer to the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Policing.

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.

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 two Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7025WSTC Social Science (Policing) Extended Local Recent School Leavers

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7074WSTC Social Science (Policing) Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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