Diploma of Applied Social Science

  • You can use this Diploma of Applied Social Science as a gateway into a range of social science careers
  • JNI teachers support you right through to finishing the course & finding work
  • Government loan available to help you pay for the course

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At a glance

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Jansen Newman Institute (RTO 0269)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Year 12 ATAR of 56 or equivalent, OR demonstrated ability/work experience


NSW - Sydney


Work placement

No placement; practical skills are gained through workshops

Course length
Accelerated: 7 months |Full-time: 1 years |Part-time: 2 years
Study mode



Exams, assignments & report writing
Start date

Six start dates per year. 

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Jansen Newman Institute (RTO 0269)
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

Upfront payment

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  • Year 12 ATAR score of 56 or equivalent, OR
  • a completed diploma level course, OR
  • demonstrated ability, including work experience, formal/informal study, or a statement of intent

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Social theories and practice
  • Social research methods
  • Developing social policy
  • Social analysis

Practical workshops

All students will gain practical skills through on-campus workshops.

If you study online, you will need to attend 3-4 days of practical workshops throughout the course. These workshops are held in Sydney and Brisbane.

Course structure

8 units


  1. Interpersonal communication

  2. Theories of counselling

  3. Human development across the lifespan

  4. Applied counselling 1

  5. Understanding societies: An introduction to social analysis

  6. Developing social policy

  7. Introduction to community services

  8. Health & wellbeing

Support and delivery

Jansen Newman Institute offers a comprehensive support for all students.

You will receive one-on-one support to help you establish goals, create study plans and develop sound study skills.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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