Bachelor of Social Science

Develop a broad set of essential communication and research skills, that will prepare you for careers both locally and across the globe.
Location
Wimmera - Horsham
Entry requirements
Satisfactory completion of VCE or Senior VCAL or equivalent qualification.
Length
3 years
Commences
Semester 1

Develop a broad set of essential communication and research skills, that will prepare you for careers both locally and across the globe.

Your career could see you in roles as diverse as community work, local government, tourism, small business, community development, or as a historian. The program covers key areas of social science and its applications. You will develop your academic writing and research skills, gain a deeper understanding of history, society and the global environment and be involved in project work in your local community.

There is a strong emphasis in the program on connection to community and industry with projects, consulting and internships being key features of the program. You will have the opportunity to undertake an internship in a local government, school, business or community organisation and develop an understanding of planning and policy development. You will build skills that position you well to succeed in your chosen field.

  • Community development worker
  • Community worker
  • Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Heritage curator
  • Journalist
  • Local government
  • Local government officer
  • Museum officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy officer
  • Researcher
  • Small business operator
  • Social media specialist
  • Tourism consultant
  • Tutor
  • Youth worker
  • Arts administrator
  • Business development manager
  • Communications manager
  • Community development practitioner
  • Market researcher
  • Outreach officer
  • Project coordinator
  • Social researcher
  • Culture and change agent
  • Academic

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

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Year 1

Semester 1

SUCCESSFUL LEARNING AT UNIVERSITY
FEAFN1001, 15 credit points
THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION
SOSCI1002, 15 credit points
ELITES, POWER AND POLITICS
SOSCI1005, 15 credit points
Year 1, Semester 1 (1 Elective)

Semester 2

IDEOLOGIES IN THE MODERN WORLD
BAXDC1003, 15 credit points
LOCAL HISTORY
HISOC1002, 15 credit points
UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
SOSCI1006, 15 credit points
Year 1, Semester 2 (1 Elective)

Year 2

Semester 1

COMMUNITY PRACTICE APPROACHES
CHSUG2003, 15 credit points
SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS
SOSCI2001, 15 credit points
CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHY
SOSCI2101, 15 credit points
Year 2, Semester 1 (1 Elective)

Semester 2

SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
CHSUG2005, 15 credit points
COMMUNITY ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE
SOSCI2105, 15 credit points
Year 2, Semester 2 (1 Elec 2nd)

Year 3

Semester 1

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACTIVISM
SOSCI3001, 15 credit points
Year 3, Semester 1 (1 Elective)

Year 3, Semester 1 Elective (1)

Semester 2

HISTORIC TOURISM
HISOC3101, 15 credit points
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SOSCI3003, 15 credit points
Year 3 Sem 2 Specialisation Elective A(1)

Year 3 Sem 2 Specialisation Elective B(1)

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HZ5

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)


Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of VCE or Senior VCAL or equivalent qualification.

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).


Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.


Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


Interview: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies may be required to attend an interview to determine their eligibility for admission. Any applicants who are required to attend will be contacted during the selection period and provided with further details at that time.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.


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Credit may be given for students who have previously completed Diploma of Community Development, Diploma of Community Services or Diploma of Youth Work.

Students who have completed FedUni's Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program are encouraged to become part of our program.

On completion of the Bachelor of Social Science, students may like to consider further study in programs such as Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Social Work (Qualifying), Master of Leadership, Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Business Administration.

 

 

 

In order to support students in making a successful transition to higher education, weekly academic support will be provided to students, in addition to scheduled classes.

An amended online version of FedReady has been developed for use in student support This academic support is provided under the guidance of a suitably experienced tutor.

Potential students may have completed a scored or unscored VCE; VCAL; VET; or be mature aged and returning to study. Educational history is less important that a strong desire to participate in higher education.

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Dan Tout / Verity Archer