Graduate Certificate in Arts

Course 089-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Graduate Enquiries, Arts & Music Student Centre Rm 104 (Ground Floor) Old Arts Building Tel: +61 3 8344 5321/+61 3 8344 6395 Fax: +61 3 9347 0424 Email:
Course Overview:

The general Graduate Certificate in Arts is a non-tagged general Certificate where students may enrol in subjects offered by a variety of Arts departments. The Graduate Certificate in Arts will be predominantly a 'stand-alone' qualification although it may also articulate with a Graduate Diploma. The Diploma may then provide a pathway to two-year coursework masters programs. The general Graduate Certificate also provides an exit award for students who do not complete the full requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Arts.

Course Coordinator:
Academic Programs
Faculty of Arts


Students who complete the graduate diploma should:

  • acquire an understanding of a range of topics in the humanities and/or social sciences;
  • develop skills of analysis in relation to a range of topics and issues within the humanities and social sciences.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • 50 points of first, second or third year level study chosen from subjects taught by Departments or Schools of the Faculty of Arts (usually four 12.5 point subjects).

A maximum of 25 points may be taken at first year level.

Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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Notes: Please note that you will be required to do all course planning and subject variations with a course advisor.

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