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DipHigherEd – Social Work Major

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Major code


Credit points required

18 credit points

Other details

Important: before you enrol you must speak with a Pathways team member to discuss your study plan.  Please call: Townsville campus 47815740 or Cairns campus 42321155 or email:


Division of Student Life (Administered by Division of Tropical Environments and Societies)


Student Life (Administered by Division of Tropical Environments and Societies)

Major Structure

Students will be enrolled in set study plans which will allow them to articulate into their target degree. The study plans will allow for flexible enrolment options, involving a mix of core subjects and selected major and elective subjects.  Study plans can be discussed with the Pathways team.


WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Justice

WS1006:03 Self in Professional Helping


Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CU1200:03 Effective Speaking

IA1011:03 Indigenous Australians

IA1012:03 Indigenous People of North Queensland

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

MA1022:03 Essential Maths

PL1001:03 The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice or PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality

SC1022:03 Essential Science

SS1010:03 Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology or CY1001:03 Deviance, Crime and Society