Diploma in Social and Human Services
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Want to make a difference in people’s lives? Begin your career with the knowledge needed for future studies in counselling, psychology, social work, human services or community health.

In this program you will learn how people think and behave and how to relate to different communities, including children, families, Indigenous Australians and older people. You’ll learn about the importance of professional ethics and social justice, and start to build skills to interact with clients. On successful completion, receive direct entry and up to 96 units of credit towards a Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), or Bachelor of Social Work. For more information, visit Diploma in Social and Human Services at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Other requirements

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; No prior study

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who have already completed a higher education qualification (AQF Level 5 or above or equivalent), excluding VET sector diplomas, are not eligible for entry into this program.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Disability support, education, government departments, mental health, non-government organisations, research, telephone counselling, welfare work, working with individuals, youth work, disaster management.

Course Code
015181
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$14281 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast