La Trobe University

Diploma of Arts

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.
Gain an introduction to the study of humanities and social sciences with your choice of majors (depending on the campus of study). You'll learn in a supportive environment, with structured assistance throughout your studies. Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 5.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

You must provide a statement of purpose (400 to 500 words) outlining the reasons you wish to study a Diploma of Arts. Guaranteed entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 50 or more will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Special consideration

N/A

Advanced standing - credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed.

Visit our Advanced standing information to see if advanced standing is available for this course.

Defer

If you wish to delay your studies until a later time, it may be possible for you to defer. Find out if you can defer.

Career outcomes

Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

Additional costs

Students choosing to study subjects in visual arts or graphic design may incur additional equipment costs. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018. How to apply for an undergraduate degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

Additional information

Mid-year entry may be available.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.