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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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Jakarta, Medan, Rockhampton, Online

PREREQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

003394G

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
Electives None Minor Units 4

Course structure

You are required to complete 24 units that consist of four core units, two eight-unit majors and one four-unit minor.

Majors/Minors 

Align your interests to suit your career goals. The below clusters provide you with a guide to choosing major and minor combinations. 

Teaching

When 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 relations

The 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 arts

The 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.

History

Studying 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 information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Greater choices

Within 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 opportunities

Through 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 focussed

Our 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. 

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022Jakarta, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023Jakarta, Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2022Medan
Term 3 - 2023Medan

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Creative Writing6

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 Studies8
Geography 8
History and Politics8
Journalism8
Liberal Arts8

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.

Public Relations8
Theatre Studies8
Visual Arts8
MinorsUnitsDescription
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies4
Digital Storytelling4

The Digital Storytelling minor needs to be studied over two successive years.

Year 1
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio (no prereq)
MMST11003 Visual Design Fundamentals (no prereq)

Year 2
DGTL12014 Documentary Filmmaking (prereq MMST11009)
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling (prereq MMST11009)

Discovering Theatre 4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Theatre Studies major.


Environmental Management4
Essential Geography4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Geography major.

Liberal Arts4
Literary Studies4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the English and Cultural Studies major.

Strategic Communication4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Public Relations major.

Visual Art Practices4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Visual Arts major.

Working with the Media4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Journalism major.

World History4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the History and Politics major.

Writing Stories4

You cannot enrol in this minor if you are enrolled in the Creative Writing major.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice and ExperienceBUSN13004This 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.
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold

 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 profile

If 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 profile

To 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.

Security Requirements

There are no implications for students in regard to security requirements.

Health Requirements

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

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.

not applicable

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
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.

ABOUT FEES

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:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
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. 

QueenslandROK: 850531; ONL: 850535
New South WalesONL: 160131
VictoriaONL: 1700110331 
Western AustraliaONL: 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 centre

View 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 ApplyCQUni

Benefit 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.

ApplyCQUNI


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.
Apply direct

STUDY ARTS AT CQUNI

Transcript

I chose the Bachelor of Arts as it was greatly versatile and catered to my love of writing. The best thing was the fact it was so rich in content and stimulated my mind.

Katherine Butler

Bachelor of Arts