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A Diploma of Arts prepares students for a broad range of further study in arts, communication or social science, by exploring a broad range of disciplines including linguistics, cultures, criminality and creativity. Graduates will be qualified to gain entry level positions in a range of fields using the practical team work and communication skills which they have acquired whilst studying at SIBT. Students who successfully complete the diploma will be eligible to enter second year of a bachelor’s degree at university.

The course can be completed over two or three sessions. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 5 core units and 3 elective units.

Core units

  • COMM101 Writing and Research for Arts and Communication
  • ARTS103 Ideas and Society
  • ARTS101 Reasoning and Argument
  • COMM104 Understanding International Communication
  • COMM150 Culture, Media and Communication

Choose 3 elective units

  • ARTS102 Understanding Crime and Criminality
  • COMM107 Language as Communication
  • COMM106 National and Global Media
  • COMM108 Digital Media Principles

Employment and career paths

Federal, state or local government positions, Policing and protection, Non-Government Organisations, administration, creative industries, media and communication roles, community programs.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma of Arts.

Full Time (8 or 12 months)

Tuition fees

AUD $26,960 for the entire course


11 Mar, 08 Jul, 04 Nov


Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)

Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have successful completion of Year 12 with HSC. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (min 5.5 in all bands)
  • TOEFL iBT - 79 and above
  • SPM English - Grade B4
  • Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE) - 50
  • Cambridge English Scale - 169 (no skill less than 162)

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology*

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