Bachelor of Arts - CA10
Study the Bachelor of Arts to equip yourself with a multidisciplinary education in a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines. Discover unlimited choices in exploring your passion and interests.
On Campus, Online
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Jakarta, Medan, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
No recommended study required
The Bachelor of Arts provides you with a varied and multidisciplinary education, as well as the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.
You will experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles and explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing a contemporary understanding of both the human condition and how society operates.
You will benefit from the flexibility to structure your course to suit your career aspirations and interests with a wide variety of majors and minors to choose from.
|Core Units||4||Major Units||6|
Course structureYou are required to complete 24 units that consist of four core units, two eight-unit majors and one four-unit minor.
Align your interests to suit your career goals. The below clusters provide you with a guide to choosing major and minor combinations.
TeachingWhen followed by the Master of Teaching (Secondary) the Bachelor of Arts is an ideal option if you are seeking a career as a secondary school teacher. You will develop deep and extensive discipline knowledge that will be invaluable in your teaching career, and both courses, when studied sequentially, can be completed within 4.5 years of full-time study.
Telling stories, media, publication relationsThe creative writing, media, journalism and public relations options provide you with well-rounded and relevant professional communication skills that are valuable and transferrable to any industry.
Geography and environmental management
The environmental management and geography options prepare you for a wealth of career opportunities in professions such as environmental planning and policy, natural and cultural heritage and town planning.
Creative artsThe visual arts and theatre studies options allow you to develop skills, knowledge and experience in creative arts and combine this with professional practices to ensure you graduate with valuable and transferrable skills for a career in creative arts.
HistoryStudying history gives you skills in analysing, contextualising and synthesising information. Combined with other areas of study, these skills open the door to employment opportunities in libraries, museums and galleries.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Greater choicesWithin the Bachelor of Arts, there are a range of majors and minors to choose from and endless possibilities when it comes to customising and combining these.
Through your chosen majors and minors, you will gain extensive discipline knowledge along with transferrable skills like problem-solving, critical thinking and communication, ensuring you are prepared for your future career and the modern workforce. The flexibility you have in combining majors and minors, along with a strong focus on career readiness throughout the course will see you truly tailor your studies to your passions and career aspirations.
Real-world opportunitiesThrough your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship, study tour or innovation project where you will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations. This professional practice experience exposes you to real-world scenarios and issues and provides you with opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge to the scenarios you experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you gain through this professional practice experience enhance your work readiness and the career opportunities you explore when you graduate.
Career focussedOur Bachelor of Arts offers you unlimited possibilities and opportunities. You have the flexibility to choose from a variety of majors and minors, designed to build your professional profile and enhance your career opportunities.
|Term 1 - 2023||Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2022||Jakarta, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Jakarta, Rockhampton|
|Term 3 - 2022||Medan|
|Term 3 - 2023||Medan|
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
A unique feature of the Creative Writing major is that it provides you with the chance to write a sustained creative writing dissertation of any genre over the course of your final year. This feature makes the Creative Writing major an invaluable pathway for those students interested in the Master of Letters course where, as a prospective student, you could acquire some credit.
|English and Cultural Studies||8|
|History and Politics||8|
If you select units from the English and Cultural Studies major; Geography major; History and Politics major; and/or from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies minor for the Liberal Arts major, then you cannot take the English and Cultural Studies major; Geography major; History and Politics major; nor the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Essential Geography, Literary Studies and World History minors.
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies||4|
The Digital Storytelling minor needs to be studied over two successive years.
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Theatre Studies major.
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Geography major.
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the English and Cultural Studies major.
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Public Relations major.
|Visual Art Practices||4|
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Visual Arts major.
|Working with the Media||4|
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Journalism major.
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the History and Politics major.
You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Creative Writing major.
|Professional Practice and Experience||BUSN13004||This work-integrated learning will involve a placement in an organisation loosely related to one of the BA discipline majors. For example, a work placement in a museum.|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 60 | ATAR 60.0
Student profileIf you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no ore than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
There are no implications for students in regard to security requirements.
The skills and knowledge that you gain within the Bachelor of Arts are transferrable across a wide range of industries and professions. You will gain life-long skills in creative thinking, critical reading, critical thinking, effective writing and communication skills, developing clear and cogent arguments, research, data analysis, understanding intercultural relationships, social justice, cultural heritage and environmental planning. These skills are regarded highly by those who recruit university graduates for government departments and various large companies and are beneficial to roles across a range of business and industries.
Explore endless career possibilities such as roles within government agencies, administration, publishing houses, environmental planning and management, media, journalism, libraries, museums, galleries, not-for-profit organisations, private companies, teaching, town councils, disability services, community sector organisations, youth worker and universities.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$10,312.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1, 2 and 4.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|Queensland||ROK: 850531; ONL: 850535|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160131|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150131|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUniBenefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.