Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced)

Course GCA-ARTS (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 031945E
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


See each specialisation


Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Course Overview:

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) allows students to undertake coursework subjects in a specialist field of study at an advanced level.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) should provide:

  • a program to develop an advanced level of methodological and theoretical approaches in one area of study;
  • refinement of analytical and critical skills; and
  • a strong foundation for the future, whether as a means of progressing to further postgraduate study, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Total 50 points in one area of specialisation.

Refer to each specialisation for the requirements.

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.

Entry Requirements:

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

• an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

• prior academic performance; and

• relevance of previous studies.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Further Study:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) program may be eligible to undertake a graduate coursework program.

Graduate Attributes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) should:

  • be able to demonstrate an advanced level of study specialist knowledge across one area of study;
  • have refined their analytical skills and research techniques;
  • have a strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level; and
  • have improved the scope of employment options and professional advancement.

Download PDF version.