Arts, Advanced Diploma

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Successful completion of the program will allow you guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts at CQUniversity Australia.

During your education and training you will 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 have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, and you will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

As a graduate of the program, you may find career opportunities in administrative and assistant roles in a range of fields, including advertising,government administration and planning, communications, history, psychology and many more.

The Diploma of Arts program at CQUniversity Australia is available by both distance education and on-campus and either full-time or part-time. You may choose part-time study while working in the industry, allowing you to earn and learn.

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 

Choose from arts, including a number of dual degree options, sociology and professional communication. 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.

Historically, sociology is among the original social sciences and is specifically concerned with how and why Western societies are organised the way they are. A combination of sociology, psychology, and social work will provide pathways to careers in the human services sector.

Professional communication aims to develop communication skills and knowledge within a corporate communication or media and journalism context. As a student, you can choose to focus on business communication or media practice. You will learn to communicate effectively, analyse communication requirements, develop, implement, and evaluate public relations campaigns and media strategies, and create innovative and professional media product.

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 and professional communication programs encourages you to tailor your course by combining a selection of majors and minors.

Career opportunities

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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

You are required to complete following:

» eight undergraduate units (48 units of credit)

» a minimum of four units must be chosen from the Arts and/or Elective Majors in the Bachelor of Arts

» prerequisites and co-requisites where relevant must be met for each unit.

Arts majors in the Bachelor of Arts

» Geography and Environmental Studies

» History

» Literary and Cultural Studies

» Social Enquiry

» Writing

Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts

Handbook entry for a list of units

relevant to Majors offered.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30630 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Rockhampton

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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