GD-SXLGY v.1 Graduate Diploma in Sexology
Course CRICOS Code: 068615G
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course provides professionals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of human sexuality. It also provides a comprehensive study of biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality based on recent research. Complementary studies in research methods are included.
Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Society of Sexuality Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT National), which is affiliated to the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Graduates may apply for general membership if they meet the criteria, and, after completion of supervision requirements. Requirements for such titles in other countries may differ.
Graduates have used this course to assist their professional practice within the following fields; sexuality education and consultancy, child and elder protection, sexual health policy development, human rights, disability, cyber-safety training, sexual health promotion, youth work, academia, medical management, risk management, sexual research and many other fields of practice.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Overview Note
Media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a recognised degree in one of the health professions, social work or welfare studies, psychology, theology, education, behavioural sciences, including sociology, anthropology or biological sciences or related areas. Applicant interviews will be conducted where required.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-SXLGY Graduate Certificate in Sexology
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the MC-SXLGY Master of Sexology.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
This course provides individuals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. This course uses a range of tuition patterns, including online and face-to-face teaching. Students are required to attend designated Block Teaching weeks held on the Curtin University, Bentley campus during semester. Online material will be used to support the week intensive and assessments will be due on dates throughout the semester as advised in the Unit Outline.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply principles and concepts of sexology and other associated disciplines such as public health, biology, behavioural sciences, ethics and the law to research and practice
2. interpret and critically analyse topics and issues relevant to sexology; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote healthy human sexuality
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to the practice of sexology; demonstrate skills in ethical reasoning
4. communicate with professionals and community members to promote sexology using effective written and oral communication; promote sexology research to the scientific community using effective methods of communication
5. effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate; collect and manage information ethically and effectively
6. demonstrate ability in interdependent and self-directed learning and professional development in the field of sexology
7. recognise and apply international perspectives and principles to sexology
8. demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
9. work professionally and ethically across a range of settings; demonstrate an advanced level of independence and leadership
Duration and Availability
The course is one year full-time study and may be completed with equivalent part-time study. Some units within the course will be taught as a block intensive where students are required to attend a full week workshop. Australian citizens and permanent residents may have the choice of full-time or part-time study. International students studying in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake a full-time, internal study load. There are two intakes each year in February and July.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|SXLG6005||v.1||Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sexology||40.0||25.0|
|SXLG6006||v.1||Foundations of Sexology||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH6005||v.1||Foundations of Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|SXLG6000||v.1||Sexology Attitudes and Values||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|SXLG6003||v.1||Introduction to Forensic Sexology||4.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|SXLG6007||v.1||Culture and Contemporary Sexology||40.0||25.0|
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International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students, refer to international.curtin.edu.au for further information. Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students studying outside Australia may have the choice of full-time, part-time and external study, depending on course availability and in-country requirements.