The Bachelor of Applied Social Science aims to ground students in the applied social sciences with a well-developed understanding of social systems, sociological theory, and social policy. The program integrates theory, social research, skills and professional experience, preparing you with critical thinking skills for employment in the workforce in public, private and community settings.
The Bachelor of Applied Social Science introduces students to the broad field of applied social science, combining theory and practice in an interactive learning environment through small classes, group discussions, activities and role-plays.
The Bachelor of Applied Social Science degree allows students to choose between a minor in Counselling or Coaching, in which they complete three units of study. The course also includes two professional placements totalling 250 hours complemented by 36 timetabled hours of seminars over two trimesters.
Meet one of the following criteria:
- Be aged 21 years or over, or
- Minimum ATAR 65 (or equivalent), or
- Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree, or
- Partial completion of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
Please note that if you don’t meet the above criteria, you are welcome to apply for the CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling or CHC52008 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management). You will receive credit on successful completion of the Diploma to enter an ACAP Bachelor course.
International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).
- 3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
- 2 years full-time accelerated program (four units of study per trimester)
Trimester 1: Monday 5 February 2018
Trimester 2: Monday 29 May 2018
Areas of study include:
- contemporary society and social issues
- organisational behaviour
- psychology and developmental psychology
- social policy, analysis and research
- cross cultural counselling
- social, legal and ethical issues surrounding counselling
- mental health policy and practice
Students select either a Counselling or Coaching minor strand in which they complete three units of study.
This course also includes two student placements (totalling 250 hours).
For more information, see the course guide.
ACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science is available on-campus in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. It is also available online if you choose to minor in Coaching, or by a combination of online and blended delivery if you choose to minor in Counselling.
On-campus study in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week for each of the modules or units you are studying. Classes provide an interactive and hands-on experience, which allows your teacher to provide immediate feedback on your work in class.
With online delivery you can study anywhere, anytime. All classes have an online class space containing course materials, discussion forums and announcements, student profiles and assessment drop boxes and are accessible to the class group and the teacher.
Blended delivery consists of a combination of face-to-face and online learning. This is available to students who choose to complete their minor in Counselling.
You can choose to study each of your units in different modes, subject to availability, to create a study mode that fits your lifestyle. You can select different modes of study for different units in a given trimester and you can change the mode of study you select when you enrol each trimester. To find out which units are offered by online and blended delivery, please refer to our course sequence for more information.
FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in the Bachelor of Bachelor of Applied Social Science. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible to apply for and receive FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in this course.
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For more information, see our Bachelor of Applied Social Science course guide.