Australian Catholic University and the National School of Arts (NSA) strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts, Diploma and Certificate in Liberal Arts and the Bachelor of Arts and its related Honours and double degrees.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for the Bachelor of Arts. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study. The statements are clustered under 7 domains consisting of Ethical Behaviour, Behavioural Stability, Communication, Cognition, Literacy (language) and Sustainable Performance. For study in Visual Arts there are also statements for Sensory and Strength and Mobility.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.