Diploma in Arts Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7113.1

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 2017 or later.

Commencement Year Term 3 2016 - 7052.2 Diploma in Arts Extended

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

The Diploma in Arts Extended 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. By enrolling in nominated electives, the Diploma in Arts Extended also provides a guaranteed pathway to the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary), Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), as well as studies in Psychology with up to 80 credit points equivalent of 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.

For more information on The College, please refer to The College 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 aged 18 years or over. Applicants who are 17 years of age will be eligible for an offer if they have completed the HSC or other Year 12 studies or equivalent.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 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

A7100WSTC Arts Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7101WSTC Arts Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7102WSTC Arts Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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