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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Associate Degree of Applied Social Science

  • Associate Degree

The Associate Degree of Applied Social Science explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture.

Key details

Degree Type
Associate Degree
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
XASS01, 093302E
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug

About this course

The Associate Degree of Applied Social Science explores the connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and the western culture. These specialised fields of study prepare you for professional and/or further study or research that can contribute to, and further develop, effective and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the broader Australian community. You focus on the theoretical concepts and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional owners promoting accountable leadership, advocacy and empowerment for people and communities to help them reach their goals for effective participation in modern Australian social, cultural and economic life. Key areas you will focus on include: Indigenous social policy, Indigenous resource management and Indigenous community action. You will demonstrate an ability to work within broader society as an active and cultural agent of change, applying what you learn in a culturally informed and respectful manner.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Study locations

Online

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
84%
Overall satisfaction
76%
Skill scale
76%
Teaching scale