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CF36 - Diploma of Arts

Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The aim of the Diploma of Arts is to provide students with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline in some depth. Successful completion of the DipArts means gaining a recognised qualification. It also means guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts. DipArts students will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid them in developing contemporary understandings both of the human condition and of how society operates. Students will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. They will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Career Information

Advertising, arts administration, editing, government administration and planning, communications, copywriting, desk-top publishing, environmental planning and management, geography, history, journalism, librarianship, research, nature and heritage conservation, political research, psychology, teaching, welfare, writing (various), and many more.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) DipArts
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma
Course Fees
Indicative Year - 2022
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $15,270
  • Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee - $10,312
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $30,480

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2023

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2023

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2021

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Adelaide
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2023

Online

Term 1 - 2023

Online

Term 2 - 2022

Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 60 | ATAR 60
Entry Requirements

Domestic students - Prerequisites: English (4, SA);

International students - refer to the international student section

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Students studying the Community Practice or Psychology plans will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Dependent on units selected, students studying the Community Practice plan may be required to undertake compulsory Work Based Learning.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2022 5
2021 11
2020 17
2019 72
2018 49
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Incorporating a frame of reference with which to reflect on ethical dilemmas, and/or confronting situations and challenges, and be able to take responsibility to respond ethically to these circumstances.
  • Demonstrating the applicable codes of ethics as they apply in the humanities, social sciences and media industry.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner, especially in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Working collaboratively as well as demonstrating constructive teamwork skills and processes to produce the required outcomes within the required time-frame.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Conducting all aspects of your course studies with appropriate legal knowledge, consideration and application.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of professional organisations which regulate such issues as (but not limited to) copyright, plagiarism, liable and fair use laws in humanities, social sciences and media-related professions.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group, professional context or workplace.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, body movements and gestures, being mindful of personal space boundaries.
  • Recognising, interpreting and responding to non-verbal cues in professional situations.
  • Demonstrating awareness of cross-cultural differences in non-verbal communication.
  • Producing your written assessment work in English to high academic standards with attention to correct referencing, grammar and punctuation.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and easily understood written form for assessment requirements.
  • Preparing reports and assessments in correct English that match criteria, are appropriate to the purpose and the intended audience, and are completed in a timely manner.
  • Reading large volumes of written material in English both online and in hard copy in order to adequately conduct research to complete assessments.
  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Accessing a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in on-line learning, reading and responding as required to emails, work in online teams for the purposes of being assessed, and communicate virtually to complete assessment tasks.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying information using a variety of specific programs.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Completing academic learning activities and assessment tasks, and perform professional skills within reasonable set time-frames.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in the humanities and social sciences practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Conveying a spoken message accurately and effectively in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in humanities and social sciences projects.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear communication documentation which meets legal and professional requirements.
  • Speaking English clearly and conducting presentations publicly in front of peers and clients so that your message is clear and understood.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Focussing on and recognising objects that are either near or far, e.g. reading learning resources such as lecture and tutorial screens face-to-face on-campus or on-line; as well as reading examination papers and/or on-line computer quizzes.
  • Monitoring, assessing and managing activities consistently and accurately.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course of study or learning environment.
  • Providing tactile and/or emotional support to learners in the event of injury, and/or responding to learners in a first-aid capacity, and/or responding to other circumstances where tactile communication is appropriate.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Rapidly building rapport with other students/colleagues/school-based personnel in order to engage them professionally.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships when under stressful circumstances.
  • Displaying empathy and respect to multiple points of view.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in all contexts.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course of study, including on situations that may be difficult or sensitive, yet still require reflective processing, judgement or action.
  • Identifying when a practice issue is outside your scope or expertise.
  • Identifying when your practice may be negatively affected by personal experience and/or reactions.
  • Reflecting on your progress and identifying sources and strategies to enhance practice and improve professional learning.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Appropriately and actively participating in activities related to the course of study, which could be either on-line or on-campus
  • Undertaking assssments with adequate, sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
Interpersonal Engagement
  • Positively and effectively relate to a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Understanding, acquiring and demonstrating the components of emotional intelligence to effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Consultate and collaborate in creating and maintaining effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Engaging in personal reflection as a way of increasing self-awareness regarding how individuals interact and affect others.
  • Creating cultural competence, sensitivity and willingness to work with a vast array of people from various backgrounds.
  • Recognising others as sentient human beings with rights that must not be violated.
  • Recognising others in the workplaces as ends in themselves and never exclusively as means to an end.
  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during teaching practice, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
  • Critically self-reflecting on situations that may/may not have gone well, and taking the learning point(s) from that situation.
  • Interacting and engaging with individuals and groups in a respectful and culturally competent manner in a wide variety of contexts.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office and operate associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, copiers, cameras, video cameras, a tablet computer or mobile phone in a contemporary work environment.
  • Using a range of digital tools to create presentations relevant to the humanities, social sciences and the media industry.
  • Competently using the internet for a range of study and professional related activities.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plan selected in the BA), in cogent arguments, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values;
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions;
  • 3. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively;
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements;
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues;
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
KNOWLEDGE Develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture in contemporary and historical context using the respectful and appropriate protocols and terminology
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 8 units (48 units of credit) as outlined below:

  • Complete 8 UG units, no less than 50% from arts majors in the BA;
  • Prerequisites and co-requisites where relevant must be met for each unit;

Arts majors in the Bachelor of Arts

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Geography & Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Literary & Cultural Studies
  • Writing

More Details

Education Pathway Students

 

The Head of Course will allow the Diploma of Arts as a pathway to Education (Primary/Early Childhood or Secondary) if students do not meet the Maths/Science pre-requisites for those Education courses. Specifically, Education pathway students are permitted to use two units from the Liberal Arts major and two units from the Liberal Arts minor (total of four units) to meet the Maths/Science pre-requisites as well as other first year Education units that can transfer across. If you are an Education pathway student, you should contact the Course Advice Team for enrolment advice.


For Course Planners please refer to: https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/getting-started/planners-and-profiles.

Recommended Study Schedule

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For a list of units available in the Arts Majors, please refer to the Bachelor of Arts handbook entry here - https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CA10

Students can get assistance with the preparation of their study schedule by contacting the Course Advice Team by email at spc@cqu.edu.au or online at http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au.

Unit availability

Students should note that although Level 1 units are offered every year, Advanced Level units may only be offered in alternate years. Students should check unit availability by clicking on the hyperlinked unit codes of their choices.

Please note: Students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. Please check the Handbook for term offerings and pre-requisite requirements as they may change from year to year http://handbook.cqu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Students will be assessed for credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate the CQU units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity program, have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall program.

Please note that study undertaken more than 10 years ago is not normally considered unless the applicant can supply certified documents showing that they have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for credit at tertiary level.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/credit-transfer-and-rpl/credit-transfers for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Computing Requirements

Students who enrol in this course require access to a computer with an internet connection. Hardware and software requirements vary for individual units within the course. On-campus students may use the computer hardware, software and production equipment that is available at their local campus.