The Diploma of Arts is an undergraduate award with core skills in postgraduate writing and research, as well as the AC core value of Christian Worldview. The course draws on the College's established areas of expertise while including offerings in general subject areas that are of interest to the student, such as history and communication. Graduates of the Diploma of Arts will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning through undergraduate programs. They will demonstrate an ability to apply a body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake advanced professional or ministry positions.
Graduates of the Diploma of Arts may find employment in ministry or church-based organisations; not-for-profit and mission-focused organisations; business and professional organisations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking. Additionally, graduates may progress further in the pathway toward Bachelor studies upon completion of the Diploma of Arts.
With lecturers who bring not only academic expertise but practical experience into the classroom,the AC Diploma of Arts will provide an educational experience of holistic formation which prepares students to change the world.
The course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:
- 10 cp from Research
- 10 cp from Christian Studies
- 60 cp Electives
To qualify for award of the degree of Diploma of Arts a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points. For accreditation into the second year of the Bachelor of Education, satisfactory completion of the core subjects noted below is required.
Maximum of 4 subjects (40 credit points) at 100 level, and at least two subjects (20 credit points) at 300 level
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The Diploma of Arts is an accredited pathway to the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Successful completion of the one year Diploma of Arts gives you the prerequisite tertiary experience to then enrol in the second year of the BEd (Primary) with the subjects taken for the Diploma of Arts credited towards the BEd (Primary).
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Program Director Diploma of Arts