Associate Degree in Applied Social Science

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This program provides an opportunity for students to engage with theoretical concepts and practices at the interface between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western academy. It ensures that graduates demonstrate an ability to operate within broader society as active and culturally capable agents of change, able to apply what they learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner.

Course Fee:


International: $37,040

Entry Requirements:

NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher; or Certificate IV or above; or STAT score of 135 or greater; or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience; or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma; or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.

Structure:

The course ensures that graduates demonstrate an ability to operate within broader society as active and culturally capable agents of change, able to apply what they learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner. Students have the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge and skills in three core areas of significant importance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Indigenous Social Policy, Indigenous Resource Management and Indigenous Community Action. These specialised fields of study are tailored to prepare students for professional and/or further study or research that can contribute to effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community.

Subjects you can Study:

Social science-social policy; Social science-Indigenous specialisations

Study Pathways:

Students who complete the Associate Degree will be able to transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Social Science.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Counsellor,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 4 years
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 2 years
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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