Diploma in Social Science Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7155.1

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 2018 or later.

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

This program is broadly based and interdisciplinary. 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 will 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.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
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 who are aged 17 years or over.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

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

A7179WSTC Social Science Extended Local Recent School Leavers

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7180WSTC Social Science Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

International Students

A7181WSTC Social Science Extended International Students

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