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Diploma in Arts

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7049.5

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 078256J


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is Term 1, 2020 or later.

For commencement Year Term 2 2018, please refer to 7049.4 - Diploma in Arts

For commencement year Term 1 2017 to Term 1 2018, please refer to 7049.3 - Diploma in Arts

For Commencement Year Term 3 2016, please refer to 7049.2 Diploma in Arts

For Commencement Year 2015 to Term 2 2016, please refer to 7049.1 Diploma in Arts

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The Diploma in Arts provides a guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Arts degree. A qualification in Arts can cover a broad range of humanities subjects from writing and literature, to studies of other cultures, religions and languages.

Furthermore, this course offers a preparatory unit in Academic English that provides an additional skills base for tertiary level study. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments. For additional information about majors and sub-majors please refer to the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Arts.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Arts may enter the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Teaching Primary), the Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Teaching Secondary), the Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12) or the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) courses at Western Sydney University with up to 80 credit points equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on The College, please refer to The College web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One year full-time (three semesters)

Course Advice

NameEmail
College Course EnquiriesAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-George StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

Please note this course is available at Parramatta City Campus-George Street for International students only.

The aim of the course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Arts and is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, The College, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Arts), Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

Students must pass the following three preparatory level units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700211Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)
700192Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)

Students who want to progress to 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must pass the following eight University level units

700291Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)
700292Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)
700293Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)
700294Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)
700299When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950 (WSTC)
700135Everyday Life (WSTC)
700288Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)
700137Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)

Students who want to progress to 1652 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), 1706 Bachelor of Arts or 1519 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) must pass the following seven University level units

700291Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)
700292Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)
700293Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)
700294Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)
700299When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950 (WSTC)
700135Everyday Life (WSTC)
700288Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)

As well as one of the following University level units

700137Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)
700268Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)

Students who want to progress to 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12) must pass the following eight University level units

700291Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)
700292Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)
700293Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)
700294Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)
700137Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)
700289Contemporary Childhoods (WSTC)
700273The Developing Child (WSTC)
700288Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)

Equivalent Core Units

The Core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

700134 - Global History (WSTC)



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