Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7124.1

AQF Level: 5

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.

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

This course provides students with a guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Arts- Pathway to Teaching Primary degree at Western Sydney University with up to 80 credit points of advanced standing. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments.

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).


Recent School Leavers

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

Non-credentialed Students

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 18 years or over and can demonstrate a minimum level of English language competence. 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.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

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

A7146WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary - Local Recent School Leavers

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7147WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary - Non-Credentialed Applicants

International Students

A7148WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary - International Students

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