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Undergraduate

Diploma of Social Care

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
116261
591100
Online (CSP)
116261
591100
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101030
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Annual Fee
$25,832.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YSCCR1

Award
Diploma of Social Care
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Society and Welfare Studies

The social care and community sector is a rapidly growing field offering a wide variety of employment options. Whether you are seeking a new career, or looking to build on your existing experience, this one-year course provides you with knowledge and skills for a range of community and human service roles. You will learn about working with individuals, groups and communities to help people access the care, support and services they need. You will also learn to locate and analyse key information to help you make practice decisions.

As a graduate you will have the skills for employment in community work, residential care, support services, youth work and aged care. This course provides a direct pathway into the Bachelor of Social Work degree at Charles Darwin University, with full credit for the first year of study.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as youth services and support, aged care services and support, child and family programs, disability support and advocacy, refugee and asylum seeker support and advocacy, community service, support and advocacy.

Credit transfers & pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Diploma of Social Care comprises six core units and two specialist electives. Core units include communication skills, dynamics of group work, Indigenous contemporary perspectives, introduction of human services, academic literacies, cultural intelligence and capability. This diploma is offered on campus as well as externally online by distance education.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)

60cp

 Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below. 

 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 SWK101 Introduction to Human Services
 SWK102 Communication Skills
 IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
 HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health
 SWK202 Dynamics of Group Work
 

Specialist Elective
(2 units)

20cp

Specialist Elective Units totalling 20 credit points selected from the following specialist elective streams: 

 PSY140 Psychology A
 SWK103 Social Work Skills A
 SWK201 Human Service Organisations
 AOD201 Alcohol and Other Drugs
 PSY202 Developmental Psychology

 

80cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO
SWK101 Introduction to Human Services CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives CO SWK202 Dynamics of Group Work CO
Specialist elective 1 SE Specialist elective 2 SE

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only)  CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    SWK202 Dynamics of Group Work CO
    Specialist elective 1 SE
Year 2
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health (External) CO    
SWK101 Introduction to Human Services CO    
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives CO    
Specialist elective 2 SE    

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $25,832.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU:

  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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