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Diploma of Liberal Arts

Duration

1-year (full-time)

Study Mode

Full-time, Part-time

Attendance

Face-to-face, Toongabbie campus

Structure

8 units (48 credit points)

Tuition

Start Dates

28 February 2022

01 August 2022

The Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition is a Higher Education Award that provides foundational understandings of Western society and culture upon which more specialised studies and vocations can be built. The units of study of the Diploma provide students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of selected foundational and theoretical concepts and ideas in history, literature, philosophy and theology which have contributed to the genesis and development of the Western Tradition.

This course is the perfect option for students considering gap year studies or an introduction to liberal arts. We also encourage enrolment for forward-thinking high school graduates and those who are not yet sure which vocation they would like to pursue; as more and more people pursue university education, undertaking studies in the liberal arts first will allow you to discern your future career whilst developing critical soft skills that will set you apart from your peers.

Diploma students complete two core units in each of our main disciplines – history, literature, philosophy and theology.

The curriculum is loosely chronological, such that the units of study in second semester build upon those studied in the first semester. Additionally, the disciplines are integrated with each other, allowing students to make connections between them each semester. For example, students study ancient Greek civilisation, philosophers and poetry simultaneously across the main disciplines in their first semester.

Full-time students (studying four units per semester) will finish the course in one year. Time frames for part-time students will vary.

Guidelines

Each unit at Campion College is worth 6 credit points. Students are required to successfully complete all Level 100 core units of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts listed below (48 credit points in total/8 units) in order to meet the minimum requirements for the Diploma.

Provisional students must enrol in STU101: Study Skills + two of the core units listed below in their first semester.

The Diploma of Liberal Arts is an early exit pathway from the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. As such, students seeking admission to this course must first enrol in the Bachelor.

Admission to this course is based on three elements:

  • The applicant’s academic background
  • A written statement
  • An interview with academic staff

Campion College accepts applicants from a range of academic backgrounds. Minimum educational requirements of applicants include:

  • Minimum one complete semester of a higher education course
  • Minimum one complete semester of study in a Certificate IV
  • Minimum ATAR of 70.00 (or IB equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a university bridging or enabling course
  • Successful completion of two years of the Angelicum Academy Great Books Program
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – combined average equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00 or higher in Written English and Multiple Choice components (currently a score of 140 in each component)

Early Offer Scheme, Education Access Scheme and Provisional Enrolment also available.

Click here to learn more about admission.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

The expected educational outcomes of a Campion education are reflected in the following Graduate Attributes:

  • The capacity to think logically, to critically analyse situations and find responsible solutions to problems;
  • an advanced understanding of the way society has developed and the critical strands of human thinking and activity which have shaped and continue to shape Western culture;
  • an integrated grasp of reality which will serve as the basis of lifelong learning;
  • the ability to adapt to a wide variety of employment and career opportunities because of enhanced and developed generic attitudes such as independence of thought, critical evaluation, research abilities, and communication skills;
  • a well-rounded appreciation of the world in which he or she lives, together with a strong sense of purpose;
  • a commitment to truth, including moral truth, as a sure basis for character development; and
  • advanced writing and presentation skills.

Click here to read graduate testimonials.

Click here to learn more about career prospects for liberal arts graduates.

Can I continue studying liberal arts at Campion after completing the Diploma units?

Yes! The Diploma of Liberal Arts is an early exit pathway from the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. After completing all Level 100 core units, you will have the option to graduate with the Diploma or continue with Level 200 and 300 units that make up the Bachelor’s degree.

 

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Orientation Week.

You do not need to wait to complete your current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript. Individuals who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply well before the scholarship application deadline in order to finalise their enrolment before submitting scholarship applications.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Diploma of Liberal Arts, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au

The Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition is a Higher Education Award that provides foundational understandings of Western society and culture upon which more specialised studies and vocations can be built. The units of study of the Diploma provide students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of selected foundational and theoretical concepts and ideas in history, literature, philosophy and theology which have contributed to the genesis and development of the Western Tradition.
This course is the perfect option for students considering gap year studies or an introduction to liberal arts. We also encourage enrolment for forward-thinking high school graduates and those who are not yet sure which vocation they would like to pursue; as more and more people pursue university education, undertaking studies in the liberal arts first will allow you to discern your future career whilst developing critical soft skills that will set you apart from your peers.

Diploma students complete two core units in each of our main disciplines – history, literature, philosophy and theology.

The curriculum is loosely chronological, such that the units of study in second semester build upon those studied in the first semester. Additionally, the disciplines are integrated with each other, allowing students to make connections between them each semester. For example, students study ancient Greek civilisation, philosophers and poetry simultaneously across the main disciplines in their first semester.

Full-time students (studying four units per semester) will finish the course in one year. Time frames for part-time students will vary.

Guidelines

Each unit at Campion College is worth 6 credit points. Students are required to successfully complete all Level 100 core units of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts listed below (48 credit points in total/8 units) in order to meet the minimum requirements for the Diploma.

Provisional students must enrol in STU101: Study Skills + two of the core units listed below in their first semester.

The Diploma of Liberal Arts is an early exit pathway from the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. As such, students seeking admission to this course must first enrol in the Bachelor.

Admission to this course is based on three elements:

  • The applicant’s academic background
  • A written statement
  • An interview with academic staff

Campion College accepts applicants from a range of academic backgrounds. Minimum educational requirements of applicants include:

  • Minimum one complete semester of a higher education course
  • Minimum one complete semester of study in a Certificate IV
  • Minimum ATAR of 70.00 (or IB equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a university bridging or enabling course
  • Successful completion of two years of the Angelicum Academy Great Books Program
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – combined average equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00 or higher in Written English and Multiple Choice components (currently a score of 140 in each component)

Early Offer Scheme, Education Access Scheme and Provisional Enrolment also available.

Click here to learn more about admission.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

The expected educational outcomes of a Campion education are reflected in the following Graduate Attributes:

  • The capacity to think logically, to critically analyse situations and find responsible solutions to problems;
  • an advanced understanding of the way society has developed and the critical strands of human thinking and activity which have shaped and continue to shape Western culture;
  • an integrated grasp of reality which will serve as the basis of lifelong learning;
  • the ability to adapt to a wide variety of employment and career opportunities because of enhanced and developed generic attitudes such as independence of thought, critical evaluation, research abilities, and communication skills;
  • a well-rounded appreciation of the world in which he or she lives, together with a strong sense of purpose;
  • a commitment to truth, including moral truth, as a sure basis for character development; and
  • advanced writing and presentation skills.

Click here to read graduate testimonials.

Click here to learn more about career prospects for liberal arts graduates.

Can I continue studying liberal arts at Campion after completing the Diploma units?

Yes! The Diploma of Liberal Arts is an early exit pathway from the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. After completing all Level 100 core units, you will have the option to graduate with the Diploma or continue with Level 200 and 300 units that make up the Bachelor’s degree.

 

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Orientation Week.

You do not need to wait to complete your current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript. Individuals who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply well before the scholarship application deadline in order to finalise their enrolment before submitting scholarship applications.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Diploma of Liberal Arts, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au

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