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What will I learn?

The Diploma in Liberal Arts provides students from diverse backgrounds with a flexible one-year introduction to tertiary studies through the completion of 80 cp of Arts units. Students completing the Diploma may choose their units from a wide range of Arts disciplines, subject to campus availability. For the discipline areas available, refer to the Bachelor of Arts Course Rules (Arts Sequences).

The Diploma in Liberal Arts prepares you for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, business, the creative arts and education.

It is a Diploma-level course that is offered to domestic and International students. The Diploma in Liberal Arts is offered to International students on a fee-paying basis. It is available to international students as a UniAccess-International program.

A student who successfully completes four or more units in the Diploma in Liberal Arts may be awarded the Non-Award Certificate in Liberal Arts.

The Diploma in Liberal Arts normally takes one year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study. The Diploma is an award at AQF level 5 – Diploma level.

Careers

The Diploma in Liberal Arts prepares students for a diverse range of careers in areas such as:

  • government
  • industry
  • journalism
  • creative arts
  • education

Further study

Diploma in Liberal Arts graduates may be eligible to progress their studies in a Bachelor of Arts. International students must meet the ACU English Language Proficiency requirements as defined by the Admission rules to be eligible for consideration into a Bachelor level degree.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

0100749

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$24,824.00 (US$ 17,139) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $3,103

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$24,824.00 (US$ 17,139) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $3,103

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed year 12 or equivalent with a minimum 50% pass, plus an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with an individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 18 in writing, 8 in reading, 16 in speaking and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE: 169: Individual score of at least 162 in all tests

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

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About Australian Catholic University

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  • Home to 3,400+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Top 300 university worldwide

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