Diploma of Social Science

Course summary

The Diploma of Social Science is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed entry** into the second session, first year of UOW's Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.

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.

Assessment is by practical tasks, essays, mid-session tests and final examinations. Subjects have a lecture and tutorial format, or tutorial format, timetabled over five days.

**To successfully complete the program and progress to the relevant Bachelor degree, you must achieve 50% in all subjects.

Course information

Study area

Guaranteed Pathways to UOW, Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1993

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

24

Duration

2 sessions (14 weeks per session) full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

759045

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

This program is not available to international applicants.

Entry Requirements

Australian Year 12 High School Certificate:

  • 2-session Diploma: 15-30 points below ATAR for UOW.
If any of the above entry requirements are not met, application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,680
Full Course Fee: $21,360

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


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 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 26 February - 8 June

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

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

The Diploma of Social Science is an accelerated 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. Intensive study patterns allow Diploma graduates to qualify for university entrance in minimum time.

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.

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