ACU English Language Centres

Diploma in Liberal Arts

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00004G

The Diploma in Liberal Arts provides students from diverse backgrounds with a flexible one-year introduction to tertiary studies through the completion of 80 credit points of arts units. Students completing the diploma may choose their units from a wide range of arts disciplines, subject to campus availability. The Diploma in Liberal Arts prepares you for a wide choice of careers in areas such as government, industry, business, the creative arts and education.


80 credit points.


  • Arts
  • Business studies
  • Communication
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and international relations
  • Sociology
  • Studies of religion
  • Study of religions
  • Technology
  • Theological studies
  • Visual arts

Standard entry 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: Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs
  • OR 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. Alternate entry provisions including an interview, English language testing and written assessment apply to students accepted through the Refugee Education Project. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $25,568 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $26,848 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $26,848 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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