Diploma of Liberal Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Diploma in Liberal Studies provides students from diverse backgrounds with a flexible one-year introduction to tertiary studies through the completion of 80cp of Arts units. Students completing the Diploma may choose their units from a wide range of Arts subjects. Students may choose units from the following disciplines (subject to campus availability): communication; creative writing; computing; development studies; drama; economics; geography; graphic design; healthy development; history; literature; mathematics; media; music; philosophy; politics and international relations; psychology; sociology; study of religions; theological studies; visual arts; youth work. The Diploma in Liberal Studies prepares students 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 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 Studies may be awarded a Certificate in Liberal Studies.

Course Fee:


International: $22,720

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed: a.Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs; OR b.Entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.

Structure:

80 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Communication; Computing; Digital journalism; Drama; Economics; Geography; Healthy development; History; Literature; Mathematics; Media; Music; Philosophy; Politics and international relations; Psychology; Sociology; Study of religions; Theological studies; Visual arts

Study Pathways:

Diploma in Liberal Studies graduates may be eligible to progress their studies in a Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Education (Primary), or the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts. 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.

Further information:

The course assists students to prepare for a diverse range of careers in areas such as government, industry, journalism, creative arts and education.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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