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 - 2024||Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Jakarta, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2024||Rockhampton|
|Term 3 - 2023||Medan|
|Term 1 - 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2024||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 Creative Writing course.
|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 First Nations 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 First Nations Studies, Essential Geography, Literary Studies and World History minors.
|Pathway to Teaching (Early Childhood)||8||In addition to the four core units in the Pathway to Teaching (Early Childhood) major, students can complete any other four Arts units from eligible Pathway to Teaching disciplines, provided they do not exceed 12 AQF 5 units across the degree, and that all unit pre-requisites are met. Pathway to Teaching disciplines are: Creative Writing, English and Cultural Studies, Geography, History and Politics, Journalism, and Theatre Studies. Liberal Arts may be selected only if units meet eligibility for entry into the Master of Teaching.|
|Pathway to Teaching (Primary)||8|
In addition to the four core units in the Pathway to Teaching (Primary) major, students can complete any other four Arts units from eligible Pathway to Teaching disciplines, provided they do not exceed 12 AQF 5 units across the degree, and that all unit pre-requisites are met. Pathway to Teaching disciplines are: Creative Writing, English and Cultural Studies, Geography, History and Politics, Journalism, and Theatre Studies. Liberal Arts may be selected only if units meet eligibility for entry into the Master of Teaching.
|Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)||8||In addition to the four core units in the Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) major, students will complete a second minor from eligible Pathway to Teaching disciplines, provided they do not exceed 12 AQF 5 units across the degree, and that all unit pre-requisites are met. Pathway to Teaching disciplines are: Creative Writing, English and Cultural Studies, Geography, History and Politics, Journalism, and Theatre Studies. Eligible minors include:|
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.
|First Nations Studies||4|
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.
|Public Relations Project||COMM13111||Students who choose the public relations major will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement of 120 hours in a public relations related field.|
|Journalism Project||COMM13110||Students who choose the journalism major will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement of 120 hours in a media related field.|
|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.
|2023 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$15,136.00|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth support and government assistance loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we 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.
|New South Wales||ONL: 160131|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150131|
|Northern Territory||ONL: 150131|
|Queensland||ONL: 850535; ROK: 850531|
|South 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|
|All other states||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.