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Undergraduate

Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Arts, Social Science and Languages

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
108031
593000
Online (CSP)
108031
593000
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

NASSL1

Award
Undergraduate Certificate (Arts, Social Science and Languages)
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Arts, Social Sciences and Languages is a 6-month course that offers you the opportunity to upskill or reskill and retrain.

Available 100% online or on campus, the course equips you with a solid grounding in key discipline areas of the arts. It is also a direct pathway into related higher education courses, should you wish to continue studying.

During this course, you will begin to explore elementary concepts in the arts and social sciences, which will provide you with insight into academic work in these fields and a grounding for more advanced studies. This course will support your learning needs and develop your study skills.

On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Arts, Social Sciences and Languages, you will be eligible to use the credit you've gained towards further study in a:

  • Diploma of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Indigenous Research

Advanced standing will be granted for some of or all the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.

Should you continue your studies with a Diploma of Arts or Bachelor of Arts at CDU, all credits for an Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Arts, Social Sciences and Languages will be transferred.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This 40-credit point course consists of two (2) Core Units and two (2) Specialist Elective units chosen from a range of units at an Introductory level. The combination of introductory and first-year degree level subjects is designed to help you develop introductory knowledge in the arts, social sciences and languages, and the necessary skills for successful university studies.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(2 units)
20cp Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities

Specialist Elective
(2 units)

 

20cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:

Indigenous Research
IND170 Indigenous Research: Guiding Principles
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
 
Global Humanities
IAS101 Indigenous Australia
IAS102 Northern Exposure
IAS133 Introduction to International Relations
IAS131 Colonising Australia
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
IAS132 Colonial Rule in South East Asia
 
Languages
IAS161 Language Studies 1
IAS162 Language Studies 2
 
Digital Media
IAS112 Creative Practice in a Digital Context
IAS114 Introduction to Screen Media
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools
IAS174 Digital Media and Online Content Design
 
Society and Culture
IAS121 Critical and Creative Thinking
IAS122 Ethics and Decision Theory
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
IAS123 Sociological Perspectives

  40cp Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO    
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities CO    
Specialist Elective 1 SE    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO IAS201 Cultural Capabilities CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE

 

Specialist Elective Availability
Please note: due to unit availability some specialist areas can only be undertaken part-time.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Indigenous Research
IND170 Indigenous Research: Guiding Principles IAS124 Contested Knowledges
Global Humanities
IAS101 Indigenous Australia
IAS133 Introduction to International Relations
IAS131 Colonising Australia
IAS102 Northern Exposure
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
IAS132 Colonial Rule in South East Asia
Languages
IAS161 Language Studies 1
IAS162 Language Studies 2
IAS161 Language Studies 1
IAS162 Language Studies 2
Digital Media
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools

 

IAS112 Creative Practice in a Digital Context
IAS114 Introduction to Screen Media
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools
IAS174 Digital Media and Online Content Design
Society and Culture
IAS121 Critical and Creative Thinking
IAS123 Sociological Perspectives
IAS122 Ethics and Decision Theory
IAS124 Contested Knowledges

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

UAC

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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