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Associate Degree in Social Science (Aged Care)

AssocDegSocSc(AgedCare)

160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Nationally by Distance Education

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or equivalent; or appropriate VET Certificate III or IV; and
  2. access to a workplace relevant to the field of study.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Associate Degree

To qualify for the Associate Degree, a student must complete:

  1. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 30 cp from Core Units;
    2. 130 cp from Electives, including at least 120 cp from Advanced Units;

      and

  2. 4 Practical Units.

3. Exit Point

3.1 A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Diploma in Social Science (Aged Care):

  1. 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 30 cp from Core Units;
    2. 50 cp from Electives, including at least 40 cp from Advanced Units;

      and
  2. 2 Practical Units.

3.2 A maximum of 40 cp may be granted as credit towards the Diploma.

3.3 Credit for 80 cp an 2 practical units completed in the Diploma will be granted towards the Associate Degree in Social Science (Aged Care).

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BEHV108 10 Human Development
COUN100 10 Interpersonal Skills
HUMA238 10 Lifestyle Facilitation

Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BEHV326 10 Independent Research Project
BEHV327 10 The Behaviour Challenge
FAML200 10 Health, Fitness and Nutrition
HUMA213 10 Living in a Residential Facility
HUMA232 10 The Ageing Process 1
HUMA233 10 Diversional Therapy Practice 1
HUMA234 10 The Ageing Process 2
HUMA235 10 Diversional Therapy Practice 2
HUMA242 10 Workplace Administration Skills
HUMA244 10 Diversional Therapy Practice 3
HUMA309 10 Aged Care in the Community
PHIL104 10 Introduction to Ethics
SOCG232 10 Recreation and Leisure
SOCG234 10 Development of Community

Practical Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOCG211 0 Practical 1
SOCG212 0 Practical 2
SOCG213 0 Practical 3
SOCG214 0 Practical 4


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.