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CC17 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Sociology

Overview

Course Overview

Sociology is the one social science which embraces the whole range of human activities and this makes it a very wide field of study. As a result, it offers many opportunities for specialisation and these are reflected in the work of sociologists. The Advanced Diploma of Applied Sociology combines core social science skills with an emphasis on employability. In terms of title, structure and practical focus there is no equivalent program offered in Australia. The topic matter of the discipline is generally of wide interest, but the skills developed in the program will facilitate entry into a wide range of fields of employment including: community programs and organisations, policy planning and implementation and government, non-government, aid and development agencies.

The program consists of a combination of core and elective courses, which thus provides students with the opportunity to develop core skills whilst allowing the freedom to pursue areas of particular interest. The program draws on the University’s strengths as a distance education provider but also allows for students to take advantage of on-campus learning if preferred.

Career Information

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Sociology will facilitate entry into numerous and diverse professions within the public and private sectors. These include areas such as: industrial relations, criminal justice work, policy planning and implementation, case management, youth work, migrant and multicultural affairs, community organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs), overseas aid and development agencies, social research, public relations, publishing, personnel work and training. Graduates of the course will possess a sophisticated set of skills and knowledge including the capacity to understand and assess societal issues; the ability to judge and evaluate evidence, verbal communication skills; showing initiative; being able to work in a way that is supportive of equality and diversity in the workplace and relating sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy. Typically, there is a considerable employment rate from such a course.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) AdvDipAppSoc
AQF Level Level 6: Advanced Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2014

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

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Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

English (4SA)

International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 15
Second year 20
Third Year 25
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Australian Society Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify key social structures that shape individual and group relationships and underpin social change and social stability.
  • 2. Employ sociological reasoning in the understanding of social relationships and structures in Australia and global contexts.
  • 3. Review sources of sociologically relevant information and make informed judgments about the reliability and credibility of available data.
  • 4. Evaluate the effects of social inequalities, related to aspects such as gender, ethnicity and class in the development of individual and group identities.
  • 5. Apply competing sociological theories or theoretical approaches to at least one area of social life.
  • 6. Communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences the contribution of sociology to the understanding of social reality.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge with depth within one or more fields of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to transfer knowledge and skills to others and to demonstrate understanding of specialised knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to formulate responses to complex problems
5. SKILLS Have wide-ranging specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate depth in areas of specialisation, in contexts subject to change
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, design, technical or management functions with some direction
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt a range of fundamental principles and complex techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application across a broad range of technical or management functions with accountability for personal outputs and personal and team outcomes within broad parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Social Research Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify key social structures that shape individual and group relationships and underpin social change and social stability
  • 2. Understand the range of methods and methodologies used in the production of knowledge in the social sciences.
  • 3. Review sources of sociologically relevant information and make informed judgments about the reliability and credibility of available data.
  • 4. Evaluate the effects of social inequalities, related to aspects such as gender, ethnicity and class in the development of individual and group identities.
  • 5. Apply competing sociological theories or theoretical approaches to at least one area of social life.
  • 6. Communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences the contribution of sociology to the understanding of social reality.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge with depth within one or more fields of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to transfer knowledge and skills to others and to demonstrate understanding of specialised knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to formulate responses to complex problems
5. SKILLS Have wide-ranging specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate depth in areas of specialisation, in contexts subject to change
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, design, technical or management functions with some direction
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt a range of fundamental principles and complex techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application across a broad range of technical or management functions with accountability for personal outputs and personal and team outcomes within broad parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 5 Total credit points: 30

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11056 Australian Identity
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19064 Understanding Social Life
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Australian Society Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

According to the Australian Sociological Association (TASA), sociology focuses on the organisation of social life. It looks at how people’s lives are influenced by their opportunities and experiences; and the impact that people have on society through taking action and creating change. Sociology provides insights into the ways factors such as class, wealth, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability and religion shape people’s lives, but this is only one part of it. Sociology is diverse and covers all aspects of social life. In this instance, the Australian Society major of the Advanced Diploma of Applied Sociology (Australian Society) will be the lens that students use to apply their sociological knowledge and skillls to wider Australian society. Sociology is a perspective of the social world that values critical thinking. Sociologists question the commonsense and popular explanations of social life and look at the dynamics of power and inequality in everyday life. Sociologists also acknowledge traditional owners and First Nations as the custodians of their lands, in Australia and internationally. We also acknowledge the rights of all people to live free from discrimination and disadvantage whatever their class, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability or religion.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11059 Introducing Social Change
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11060 Being Bad
SOCL11058 Science Technology and Society
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
SOCL19081 The Body Sexuality and Society
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Social Research Major

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

There is a growing demand in Australia and internationally for people with graduate qualifications in social research methods. The Advanced Diploma of Applied Sociology (Research Methods) is a diploma designed to provide training in social research methods. Graduates of this program will have practical fundamental skills in social research that can facilitate access for social research based positions in government, non-government organisations (NGOs), and private organisations. Graduates will gain a solid foundation for undertaking, overseeing and evaluating research in the social sciences.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11062 Social Research Foundations
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11061 Principles of Social Research
PSYC11011 Personal and Professional Development
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19066 Community Analysis
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 5 Total credit points: 30

Students must take 5 elective courses.

Electives may be from any CQUniversity undergraduate course, provided prerequisite and corequisite requirements are met.

More Details
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