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CA10 - Bachelor of Arts

Overview

At a glance

Study the Bachelor of Arts to equip yourself with a multidisciplinary education in a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines. Benefit from the course's flexible structure and tailor your own education by choosing from a variety of majors and minors.

Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Rank OP: 17 SR: 63 ATAR: 56.70
Courses/units 24/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites.
Majors

Business, Creative and Professional Writing, Digital Media, English and Cultural Studies,Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Journalism, Language, Liberal Arts,  Psychology, Social Enquiry

Availability RockhamptonDistance Education 
Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Intake dates March, July
QTAC Code ROK: 850531, Distance: 850535
VTAC Code Distance: 1700110331
UAC Code Distance: 160131
CRICOS 003394G

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

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  • If you are studying the Psychology major by distance education you will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Arts will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • advertising
  • arts administration
  • book editing
  • communications
  • copy writing
  • desktop publishing
  • editing
  • environmental planning and management
  • government administration and planning
  • geography
  • history
  • journalism
  • librarianship
  • nature and heritage conservation
  • political research
  • psychology
  • research
  • teaching
  • welfare
  • writing.

Professional recognition

Depending on your chosen area of study there may be a number of professional associations that you may be eligible to apply for, including:

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Graduates will be eligible for membership of AHRI upon successful completion of their course.

Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

Management graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

Details

Summary

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 course's flexible structure and can tailor your own program by choosing from a variety of majors and minors. These include Creative and Professional Writing,English and Cultural Studies,Geography and Environmental Studies,History,Liberal Arts and Social Enquiry . You may also undertake a professional major in Business, Digital Media,Journalism, Language or Psychology.

You may, upon completion of eight units (48 credit points), exit the course early with a Diploma of Arts.

On completion of the course, you will be ready for a career in a multitude of fields, ranging from communications to nature and heritage conservation.

Why Study at CQUniversity

Our Humanities and Professional Communication courses aim to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of disciplines.

Wide choice of study areas
Our range of arts courses will provide you with the opportunity experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.

Lifelong learning
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.

Flexibility
The flexible structure of CQUniversity's humanities courses encourages you to tailor your course by combining a selection of majors and minors.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 24 units (144 credit points) including;

Two majors totalling 16 units from the following Bachelor of Arts majors:

  • creative and professional writing
  • english and cultural studies
  • geography and environmental studies
  • history
  • liberal arts
  • social enquiry

Plus one elective major comprising 8 units selected from one of the following elective majors:

  • business
  • digital media
  • journalism
  • language
  • psychology

OR

A general studies major totalling eight (8) units, which can be chosen from the Bachelor of Arts majors or from any undergraduate course at CQUniversity, provided pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Arts course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Work integrated Learning

Depending on the units selected, you may be required to undertake compulsory work-based learning.

Residential Schools

Depending on the units selected you may be required to attend residential schools. If you choose to study the Psychology major by distance education you will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 17 , SR: 63 , ATAR: 56.70

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4, SA)

UAC

English (Standard, Band 2)

VTAC

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our prospective students page.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

  QLD NSW SA VIC WA Distance
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Arts, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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