Diploma in Arts Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7052.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 086040C

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 2015 - Term 2 2016.

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

The Diploma in Arts Extended provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Arts degree. A qualification in the Arts can cover a broad range of humanities subjects from writing and literature, to studies of other cultures, religions and languages. It can also enable students to access a pathway to Teaching and studies in Psychology with up to one year equivalent advanced standing. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

For additional information about majors and sub-majors please refer to the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Arts.

By choosing the alternate Law unit, students will be able to articulate into the 2537 B Arts/B Laws double degree program or the 2502 B Laws (non-graduate entry) program with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms) or three years part-time (eight terms).


Please note this course is available at Parramatta campus for International students only.

Recent School Leavers:

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students:

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from either the English Language Program or English Entrance Test administered by Western Sydney University, The College.and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-Credentialed Students:

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents either aged 18 years or over or completed Year 11 equivalent.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 150 credit points which include the units listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7027WSTC Arts Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7028WSTC Arts Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7029WSTC Arts Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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