Diploma of Social Science

Course summary

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

This course is applicable to any domestic students who are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Domestic students who are eligible for a CSP are invited to apply for the Diploma of Social Science - Domestic students. Alternate fee arrangements apply.

The Diploma of Social Science is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the first year of a Bachelor of Social Science at UOW with 24 credit points (equivalent to four subjects).

It is the ideal program if you are interested in pursuing a career in community services, local government, or social planning-related fields, and may not have met the direct entry requirements to UOW.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Social Science are also eligible to apply (with no credit) for the UOW Bachelor of Social Work.

Tertiary skills development embedded in all subjects in the Diploma of Social Science prepares you for successful participation of the degree, with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work.

See Diplma of Social Science course outline here.

Delivery

We encourage students to choose on-campus classes where they are offered. However, for classes that cannot be held on campus due to physical distancing requirements, or for students unable to come on campus due to COVID-19 related circumstances, online delivery will continue to be offered, wherever possible.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health. Check the most up-to-date University of Wollongong COVID-19 arrangements.


How to apply

You can apply online for this UOW College course.

There is no application fee and you can save your application at any point and come back and complete it later.

In Step 3 of your application, ensure you choose the following options:

  • Mode of Delivery: On Campus
  • Commencement Year: 2021
  • Campus: Wollongong
  • Course: Diploma of Social Science 1993
  • Major: N/A
  • Session: Choose your preferred session start date

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

Course information

Study area

Pathway to UOW

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1993

ATAR-SR

40

IB Score

24

Duration

2 sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

759045

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 40 or an IB of 24.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$11,400 (2021)

$22,800 (2021)

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

FEE-HELP provides a loan to eligible fee-paying students to cover part or all of their tuition fees. You are eligible for FEE-HELP if:


  • you are enrolled as a non-Commonwealth supported, fee-paying student; and

  • you are an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

New Zealand citizens and other permanent visa holders are not eligible for FEE-HELP and must pay tuition fees up-front.

Students may borrow an amount up to value of the tuition fees charged for their course. However, over their lifetime, students will only be able to borrow a maximum of $50,000 (indexed). FEE-HELP can only be used to cover tuition fees for your course and cannot be used to cover other fees such as textbooks or accommodation.

Your offer of Admission will quote the full amount of tuition fees for your course. Students who accept an offer for a fee-paying course will be able to elect whether they wish to apply for FEE-HELP during enrolment.

For further information visit the FEE-HELP website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 1 March - 11 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to courser commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Career opportunities: Human services worker (such as in justice, community services, aged care, welfare, family support services, local, state or federal government, not-for-profit advocacy and support organisations), project worker, administrative coordinator or research assistant in community services, research or policy development, international development, pathways to teaching.

The Diploma of Social Science is an study option for students interested in pursuing a career in a community services, local government or social planning related fields, and who may not have met the direct entry requirements to UOW.

UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs, library and support services.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

Guaranteed entry into UOW Bachelor

If you achieve a final mark of at least 50 per cent in all subjects of the Diploma of Social Science you will receive 24 credit points (equivalent to four subjects) towards a Bachelor of Social Science offered at UOW’s Wollongong Campus.
A recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

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