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 you with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline in some depth. Successful completion of the course means gaining a recognised qualification. It also means guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing contemporary understandings both of the human condition and of how society operates. 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.

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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 852595
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 852591
  • QLD - Mackay - 842591
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 812591
  • SA - Adelaide - 5C6001
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110301 
  • NSW - Distance - 160261
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 075040E
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 - 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 - 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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What do I need to start?
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 Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Students studying the Community Practice or Psychology plans will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
Click here to view all Residential Schools

Practicum/Work Placement

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

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 52
2017 55
2016 23
2015 12
2014 15
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. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements;
  • 4. Identify and respond to ethical issues;
  • 5. 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
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
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 the following:

  • 8 undergraduate units (48 units of credit)
  • A minimum of 4 units must be chosen from the Arts and/or Elective Majors in the BA
  • Prerequisites and co-requisites where relevant must be met for each unit.

Arts majors in the Bachelor of Arts

  • Geography & Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Literary & Cultural Studies
  • Social Enquiry
  • Writing

Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts Handbook entry for a list of units relevant to Majors offered.

More Details

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.