In a nutshell
Take the first step in an exciting, people-focused career by studying this flexible Diploma of Applied Social Science course.
Designed for students seeking an introduction to social sciences, this foundation course covers key areas of social analysis, sociological theory, social methods and social policy, and equips students with the skills and knowledge required to start an exciting and challenging new career working to develop our society.
In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to study a range of social sciences and methods, including counselling, sociology, social research and social policy development. A variety of assessment options, including quizzes and reflective work, will equip you with the skills, knowledge and critical interpersonal skills required to work in this dynamic, people-focused sector.
With an accelerated study option, you could complete this qualification within seven months. Part-time study is also available.
If you’re seeking an exciting and challenging career, this qualification will help you take your first step.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 56; OR
- Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level, comprising relevant work experience or formal or informal study or written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.
For international students, English language proficiency to equivalent IELTS 6.5 (academic) with no skills band less than 5.5 is also required.
In this community services course, the subjects you may study include:
- Interpersonal communication
- Theories of counselling
- Human development across the lifespan
- Applied counselling 1
- Understanding societies: An introduction to social analysis
- Developing social policy
- Introduction to community services
- Health and well-being
Why Jansen Newman Institute?
The Jansen Newman Institute (JNI) is a highly regarded education provider offering programs in applied social science, counselling and psychotherapy, community services and more.
With a focus on experiential learning, JNI’s nationally-recognised and industry-designed courses ensure that students graduate with both the theoretical and practical skills that are in demand in their field.
JNI is part of the Think: Education Group, which includes some of Australia’s most respected and iconic specialist colleges, and together have educated over 9,500 students.
As a student of the Jansen Newman Institute, you will receive extensive student support from your course advisor and mentor.
Have one-on-one study support to help you create goals, study plans and develop strong study skills. You will also have access to over 70 million articles from one of the largest online libraries in Australia!
JNI are all about creating a supportive learning environment to help you thrive! Dedicated Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) support staff are on hand help you be more effective in your study and build your skills. From writing essays and reports to goal setting and exam prep – they’ll guide you through it all (available online and on campus).
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: