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 term s of title, structure and practical focus there is no equivalent course offered in Australia. The topic matter of the discipline is generally of wide interest, but the skills developed in the course will facilitate entry into a wide range of fields of employment including: community program s and organisations, policy planning and implementation and government, non-government, aid and development agencies.

The course consists of a combination of core and elective units, which thus provides students with the opportunity to develop core skills whilst allowing the freedom to pursue areas of particular interest. The course 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 One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) AdvDipAppSoc
AQF Level Level 6: Advanced Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 853305
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 853301
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110311 
  • NSW - Distance - 160541
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
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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

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
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
Learned Society Accreditiation

The Australian Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

International Sociological Association

British Sociological Association

Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

HLTH12031 - Students are expected to volunteer for a minimum of 25 hours with a community agency.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2015 3
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify key social structures that shape individual and group relationships and underpin social change in Australia and the international context.
  • 2. Apply competing theoretical perspectives and methodologies to critically review and analyse key areas of social concern and events.
  • 3. Critically analyse the effects of social inequalities, related to the development of individual and group identities
  • 4. Formulate sociological and/or critical arguments related to key areas of social concern, through the use of evidence, evaluation and critique/assessment of social life
  • 5. Demonstrate critical, analytical thinking and writing when presenting knowledge about individuals, social groups, communities and society.
  • 6. Critically review and analyse the range of research approaches used in the production of new and sociological knowledge.
  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
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 electives
Number of units: 10 Total credit points: 60

Nil

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11059 Introducing Social Change
ENVH11001 Health and the Environment
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11060 Being Bad
PBHL11001 Public Health Data and Measurement
INDG11006 Foundations of Indigenous Learning
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

THe following units are highly recommended to students as elective options:

- PSYC12014 Critical, Cultural and Social Psychology (level 2 unit)

- SOWK12013 Contemporary Social Policy (level 2 unit)

- INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues (level 2 unit)

Students must take 6 elective units.

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

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.