Certificate in Liberal Studies

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

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The Certificate in Liberal Studies is for students who want to combine a foundation in critical and communication skills with a wide choice of subjects.

Students may choose units from the following disciplines (subject to campus availability):

  • communication
  • computing
  • digital journalism
  • drama
  • economics
  • geography
  • healthy development
  • history
  • literature
  • mathematics
  • media
  • music
  • philosophy
  • politics and international relations
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • study of religions
  • theological studies
  • visual arts

The Certificate in Liberal Studies prepares you for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, business, the creative arts and education.

It is a non-award course that is offered on a fee-paying basis and is available to international students as a UniAccess-International program.

A student who successfully completes four or more units in the Diploma in Liberal Studies may be awarded a Certificate in Liberal Studies.

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

40

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
  • Average first year fee: $7720 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Alternate entry provisions apply to students accepted through the Clemente Australia program.

  • Prerequisites: Nil.

This course assists you to prepare for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, journalism, creative arts and education.

A UniAccess-Australia student who successfully completes four units specified by a UniAccess program may either leave with a Certificate qualification and/or make a direct application to ACU, against specified criteria, for a place in the Bachelor of Arts (or other Commonwealth-supported courses). All applications will be considered on the basis of academic merit.

Domestic Students

The Certificate in Liberal Studies is for students who want to combine a foundation in critical and communication skills with a wide choice of subjects.

Students may choose units from the following disciplines (subject to campus availability):

  • communication
  • computing
  • digital journalism
  • drama
  • economics
  • geography
  • healthy development
  • history
  • literature
  • mathematics
  • media
  • music
  • philosophy
  • politics and international relations
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • study of religions
  • theological studies
  • visual arts

The Certificate in Liberal Studies prepares you for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, business, the creative arts and education.

It is a non-award course that is offered on a fee-paying basis and is available to international students as a UniAccess-International program.

A student who successfully completes four or more units in the Diploma in Liberal Studies may be awarded a Certificate in Liberal Studies.

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Important Note on Fees

Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

This course assists you to prepare for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, journalism, creative arts and education.

A UniAccess-Australia student who successfully completes four units specified by a UniAccess program may either leave with a Certificate qualification and/or make a direct application to ACU, against specified criteria, for a place in the Bachelor of Arts (or other Commonwealth-supported courses). All applications will be considered on the basis of academic merit.