Major and Minor Strands

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BAppSocSc)

Social Science Major Strand

All students enrol in the Social Science major strand of eight core units which effectively coheres the degree as an applied social science course:

Introduction to Contemporary Society BESC1101

Social Systems BESC1091

Social Theory BESC2111

Organisational Theory BESC2101

Cultural Diversity BESC2081

Social Policy BESC2121

Applied Social Research BESC3061

Social Science Integration BESC3051

Professional Practice Strand

The Professional Practice strand of eight core units ensures students are work-ready as ethical practitioners with well-developed applied skills.

Preparation for Academic Study BESC1001

Social, Legal and Ethical Frameworks BESC2001

Mental Health Policy and Practice COUN2051

Group Work BESC3071

Work-integrated Placement 1 BESC3001

Work-integrated Placement 2 BESC3111

Project 1 BESC3081

Project 2 BESC3091

Applied Psychology Minor Strand

The Applied Psychology strand of three core units provides students with an applied focus in health and wellbeing and positive psychology.  

Positive Psychology BESC1051

Psychology of Health and Wellness BESC1071

Developmental Psychology BESC1061

Minor Strand in Coaching or Counselling

Students can select either the Coaching or Counselling minor strand, which is made up of three units that enhance the applied focus of the course.

The Coaching units can be studied either on-campus or online.

Coaching Theory and Practice BESC1081

Coaching Applications BESC2091

Life Coaching BESC3101

The Counselling units can be studied either on-campus or by blended delivery (each unit has both online and on-campus components).  

Counselling Skills COUN1001

Advanced Counselling Skills COUN2031

And one of the following units:

Counselling Children and Young People COUN2951

Family and Relationship Counselling COUN2931

Crisis and Trauma Counselling COUN2911