Diploma of Arts
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.
English language requirement
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS UG (60%) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;
TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;
TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;
or approved international equivalent.
This course leads to further study, articulating with the Bachelor of Arts. Graduates should also be skilled for work in administration or entry-level communication-based positions.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
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 are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 075107B