The aim of the Diploma of Arts is to provide you with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline in some depth. Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts means gaining a recognised qualification. It also means guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts. Diploma of Arts students will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing contemporary understandings both of the human condition and of how society operates.
|Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||On-campus, Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Noosa, Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|Work Integrated Learning||Work Placement|
|Prerequisites||English (4, SA)|
|Rank*||OP: 19 SR: 62|
|QTAC Code||Bundaberg: 812591, Mackay: 842591, Noosa: 872591, Rockhampton: 852591, Distance: 852595|
|CRICOS||075040E - QLD|
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.** A limited number of courses are available on-campus at CQUniversity Bundaberg, Mackay and Noosa. At these locations, you will be required to study the majority of your courses by distance education. Opportunities may be available for limited face-to-face support. Please contact the Head of Program for further details regarding on-campus study at these locations. Not all plans are available to study on-campus at CQUniversity Rockhampton.
Humanities, psychology and social work are areas of study that focus on human society, individuals and their relationships, human culture and the contemporary world. They explore how humans recognise, record and debate human practises, meanings and values, including the human condition and how society operates.
More specifically, humanities, psychology and social work incorporates disciplines such as psychology, social work, writing, history, geography and environment, as well as professional communication and journalism leading to a diverse range of careers. Study in humanities, psychology and social work develops life long skills such as critical thinking, research and investigation, communication, design and planning which can assist in all careers and in day-to-day life, in fact, many of Australia’s politicians have studied similar programs.
The aim of the Diploma of Arts is to provide you with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline in some depth. Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts means gaining a recognised qualification. It also means guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts.
You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing contemporary understandings of both human condition, and of how society operates.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.
A Diploma of Arts provides a multitude of career opportunities in the following areas:
Work placement for Diploma of Arts is dependent upon courses selected.
You will be required to complete eight courses (48 units of credit) as outlined below. Six courses from the Bachelor of Ars Plans:
Two electives may be chosen from any of the Bachelor of Arts plans and/or any other CQUniversity program provided prerequisites and corequisites have been met. Of the eight courses completed for this program, no more than four may be Level 1 courses.
For example courses you could study as part of the Diploma of Arts program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
Dependent on the courses you select to study, you may be required to attend a residential school.
Depending on your chosen area of study, there may be a number of professional associations for which you may be eligible to apply.