Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

1. Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs; 


2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

Total number of credit points: 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings*, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Specified Units; (Part A.1) and
  2. 60 cp from Arts Electives (Part A.2 )

Students who enrol in the Diploma in Liberal Arts after completing an undergraduate degree may apply for an exemption from the requirement to complete Specified Units. Students who are granted exemptions from Specified Units will complete Arts Electives.

Exit points

Students completing the requirements for the Certificate in Liberal Arts may exit with that award.

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Part A :

Part A.1 AND Part A.2

Part A.1 : Specified Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ENGL105English Language Communication Skills10Compulsory for international students only
HIST106Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and Present10
HIST115Global History: Six Degrees of Separation10
POLS104Introduction to International Relations10

Part A.2 : Elective Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

Arts Elective Units may be chosen from units listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts degree subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite requirements are met.

For the Schedule of Unit Offerings in the Bachelor of Arts refer to the Bachelor of Arts Course Rules.

Students seeking a pathway to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts must select three Arts electives from each of two ACU approved secondary teaching areas in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts, subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite requirements are met.

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