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Bachelor of Social Science

Course code C58

Social Science is what connects people with each other and what divides us, as well as exploring questions of social justice and inequality.

This course equips you with an understanding of how society works and how you can make a positive change. You learn to analyse, challenge and gain insight into globally significant theories about class, race, work, social justice, gender, family and communities. You will also explore the exciting complexities of the human social experience and armed with these in-depth insights, you can help policy makers find the right solutions to improve the society in which we exist.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C58

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C58

CRICOS code

079122D

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Major plus a supplementary program, comprising of Minor and/or Elective units:

Children and Family Studies
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Majorx 17270
Unit from Minor/Electivex 690
Human Services and Community Work
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Majorx 17270
Elective Unitx 690

Note: Students should complete no more than 150 credit points at Level 1000 when combined with their selected major.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) have accredited this course. To meet the professional accreditation requirements with ACWA, students must undertake certain units including 400 hours in the community and social science field.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,000 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for working with people and communities, and being able to specialise in family support, community work and community development.

Possible future job titles

Community Worker, Community Development Officer, Policy Officer, Family Support Officer, Parent Education Coordinator, Project Officer

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Student
stories

  • "I wanted more from my job, to be more involved with children and families who are disadvantaged"
    Joyce Nederpel
    Joyce NederpelBachelor of Social Science graduate

    I worked in childcare for many years and had worked my way up to management. I wanted more from my job, and wanted to be more involved with children and families who are disadvantaged. I attended the 2014 Open Day and spoke to Dr Anna Targowska who pointed me in the right direction in terms of the course I needed to do.

    As a student, I never had a bad experience with any lecturer; they were always happy to help, listen and challenge my thinking.

    And I didn't know how valuable the networking would be and how many opportunities it would open up. It was so much more than studying further to get a job.

    I went to Camp Kulin as camp counsellor, then did my second placement at Foundations Care which opened up a whole new world for me. This was the dream job, the job I have always wanted. It was incredible to learn from and watch my supervisor. I was extremely lucky! I was then offered a job and stayed on at Foundations Care as a case worker, starting my new journey.

  • "Passionate about people? Study Social Science"
    Alfred KoechSocial Science student

    Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. It's a broad discipline that can lead to a range of career directions.

    In this video Alfred Koech talks about his experiences as a Social Science student at ECU. Alfred came here from Kenya to study and to pursue his passion – working with people.

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