Course summary

Looking for a career in the humanities and a pathway to a Bachelor Degree in arts, media, social sciences, welfare, social work or education? 

The one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences gives you the opportunity to develop academic skills while focusing on either education, arts, community welfare, social work, digital media or social sciences through the choice of a specialisation.  

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Digital Media, Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Social Work or the Bachelor of Community Welfare.

The Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist with academic and study skills.

Looking for a career in the humanities and a pathway to a Bachelor Degree in arts, media, social sciences, welfare, social work or education? 

The one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences gives you the opportunity to develop academic skills while focusing on either education, arts, community welfare, social work, digital media or social sciences through the choice of a specialisation.  

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Digital Media, Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Social Work or the Bachelor of Community Welfare.

The Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist with academic and study skills.

Students complete core units and choose a specialisation in one of the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Community Welfare*
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • Social Sciences.

 *Students seeking a pathway into Social Work should complete the Community Welfare specialisation.

Course Learning Outcome

Exercise critical judgment and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media settings.

Exercise critical judgment and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media settings.

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media settings.

Apply theoretical, technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts within the fields of education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media.

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media contexts.

Communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media contexts.

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined education, arts, community welfare, social science, and digital media contexts.


Course overview

Course code

2125300

Course abbreviation

DipArts&SS

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
Lismore Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 102590B
Lismore Session 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 102590B

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences, students must complete the equivalent of 8 core units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 8 core units (96 credit points) from one Specialisation.

Schedule of units

Title Note
Specialisations

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change
HIST1001 - Making History
Year 1, Session 2
CLST1004 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times
CLST1005 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
CLST2004 - Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
CLST1004 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times
CLST1005 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship
CLST2004 - Gender, Sexuality and Culture
Year 2, Session 1
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change
HIST1001 - Making History
WRIT1003 - Written Communication

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
POLT1001 - Australian Politics
SOCI1001 - Introduction to Sociology
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
Year 1, Session 2
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
SOCI1005 - Social Policy
SOCI1002 - Understanding Community

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
SOCI1005 - Social Policy
SOCI1002 - Understanding Community
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
Year 2, Session 1
POLT1001
SOCI1001 - Introduction to Sociology
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change: Change
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
POLT1001 - Australian Politics
Year 1, Session 2
WELF1003 - Counselling Theory and Practice
WELF1002 - Community Development
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change
WELF1001 - Introduction to Social Welfare

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
WELF1003 - Counselling Theory and Practice
WELF1002 - Community Development
WELF1001 - Introduction to Social Welfare
Year 2, Session 1
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
POLT1001 - Australian Politics
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
MDIA1001 - Media Studies
Year 1, Session 2
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change
MDIA1004 - Journalism in the Digital Age
MDIA1003 - Digital Media Practices
MDIA2006 - Film Studies

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study: EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MDIA1004 - Journalism in the Digital Age
MDIA1003 - Digital Media Practices
MDIA2006 - Film Studies
Year 2, Session 1
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
WRIT1003 - Written Communication
MDIA1001 - Media Studies
CRTV1002 - Create: Innovate: Change