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Associate Degree in Social Science (Residential Care)

AssocDegSocSc(ResCare)

160 cp

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

Course available at: Nationally by Distance Education

Diploma in Social Science (Residential Care)
(Exit qualification only)
DipSocSc(ResCare)

80 cp
Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

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 (Residential 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 and 2 practical units completed in the Diploma will be granted towards the Associate Degree in Social Science (Residential 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
FAML100 10 The Nature of Residential Care

Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BEHV216 10 Developmental Issues
BEHV326 10 Independent Research Project
BEHV328 10 Maintaining Positive Behaviour
COUN210 10 Individual and Welfare Needs
COUN305 10 Pastoral Care in a Residence
FAML200 10 Health, Fitness and Nutrition
HUMA239 10 Residential Care and Supervision 1
HUMA242 10 Workplace Administration Skills
HUMA245 10 Boarding for Indigenous Students
HUMA246 10 Boarding for International Students
HUMA316 10 The Law and Duty of Care
SOCG232 10 Recreation and Leisure
SOCG233 10 Community Networks

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.