Diploma in Liberal Studies




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Diploma in Liberal Studies provides students from diverse backgrounds with a flexible one-year introduction to tertiary studies through the completion of 80cp of Arts units. Students completing the Diploma may choose their units from a wide range of Arts subjects.
Students may choose units from the following disciplines (subject to campus availability):
digital journalism
healthy development
politics and international relations
study of religions
theological studies
visual arts.
The Diploma in Liberal Studies prepares you for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, business, the creative arts and education.
A student who successfully completes four or more units in the Diploma in Liberal Studies may be awarded a Certificate in Liberal Studies.
Career Paths
The course assists students to prepare for a diverse range of careers in areas such as government, industry, journalism, creative arts and education.
Pathways to Further Study
Diploma in Liberal Studies graduates may be eligible to progress their studies in a Bachelor of Arts. Students must meet the ACU English Language Proficiency requirements as defined by the Admission rules to be eligible for consideration into a Bachelor level degree.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Education and Arts

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency and have at least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in relevant undergraduate course work or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School. Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum score of 520 on TOEFL (paper-based) and a minimum computer-based score of 190; Pearson Test of English(PTE) with an overall score of 47.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have completed year 12 or equivalent.
Other English language requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Internet based TOEFL total score of 79: 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening; ACU English Language Test score of C (60-64%).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1 year)

US$48,774.00 per year

12 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 11 February 2019, 22 July 2019

Melbourne Campus The Mary Glowrey Building, 115 Victoria Parade, FITZROY, Victoria, 3065, MELBOURNE, Australia