Graduate Certificate in Social Science

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertSocSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1772.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 064144K

This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus.

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

The Graduate Certificate in Social Science is designed to introduce students to post graduate study in the Social Sciences with the option to continue into the Master of Social Science program.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Advanced standing

Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in accordance with current University policy.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and/or postgraduate qualification in the broad field of social sciences or

Have a minimum of three years full-time equivalent work experience within the broad field of social sciences

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points of core units (excluding 102040 Thesis Unit) from course 1770 Master of Social Science.

1770.1 Master of Social Science

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