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Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7144.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096992E

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 2, 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year Term 1 2018, please refer to 7144.1 - Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary

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

This program offers a pathway into Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Teaching Primary), a degree which provides students a focussed study in a Major content discipline of your choice as well as opportunity to study an Education Studies Major as a Primary Teaching Specialisation in either English, Mathematics or Science.

In the Extended Diploma students complete the first year units of the Arts degree, with additional preparatory units delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments to assist in the transition to University study.

Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Arts (Pathways to Teaching Primary) degree with up to one year (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 and a half years full-time (four 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 17 years or over.

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 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

A7245WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary - Local Recent School Leavers

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7246WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary - Non-Credentialed Applicants

International Students

A7247WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary - International Students

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