What will I learn?

The Diploma of Arts gives you a pathway into a Bachelor of Education. The course draws on the AC’s established areas of expertise while including offerings in general subject areas that are of interest to you. You will receive specialized knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and further learning.

With lecturers who bring not only academic expertise but practical experience into the classroom, the AC Diploma of Arts will provide an educational experience of holistic formation which will prepare you to change the world.


The course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 2 core subjects (20 credit points)
  • 6 elective subjects (60 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Diploma of Arts a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects noted below.


Graduates of the Diploma of Arts may find employment in ministry or church-based organizations; not-for-profit and mission-focused organizations; business and professional organizations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking. The award provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) degrees.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$21,600.00 (11,70,098) per year
AUD $2,700 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

7 March 2022, 8 August 2022


Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,


New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
Indicative Total Course (8 subjects): AUD $21,600; AUD $2,700 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

7 March 2022, 8 August 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate (or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorized institution or registered training organization (RTO).

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.