The Diploma of Social Science is a one-year course (full time equivalent), and is available on both a full time and part time basis. The course normally consists of the first two semesters of the Bachelor of Social Science. It provides a foundational program which is intended for people who want to develop more awareness of themselves and those around them, as well as those wanting to gain useful social science-related skills and understandings for informal application to a range of settings.
The Diploma of Social Science consists of core units and elective units which may be drawn from a range of social science fields, such as Community Development, Chaplaincy, Counselling, Human Behaviour, Human Services and Youth Work. Students should note that certain units can be completed on campus only, in either Internal or Intensive modes (as offered).
Minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and two other subjects. At least pass in English.
Other qualifications will also be considered, however, it is subject to the approval by the Programme Director.
Electives (any 4 of the subjects)
Principles of Accounting
Introduction to International Development
Introduction to Society
Introduction to Economics
Principles of banking and finance
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Information Systems
Introduction to Computer Systems Architecture and Programming
Common Law Reasoning and Institutions
Business and Management in Global Context
Introduction to Modern Political Taught
Introduction to Political Science
Contemporary Sociology in a Global Age
All of the course material is delivered by staff from the Bedong Medical College.