Associate Degree of Arts
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|Year||2015 course information|
Associate Degree of Arts
Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)*
* Note: The 4 foundation units must be undertaken at a campus or learning centre. Cloud (Online) enrolled students must travel weekly to one of Deakin Craigieburn Learning Centre, Dandenong Learning Centre or Werribee Learning Centre to undertake these units.
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
|Deakin course code||A250|
New course commenced 2015.
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- How to apply
The Deakin Associate Degree of Arts is a two year, full time (or part-time equivalent), 16 credit point program specifically designed for students who would benefit from a supported entry to tertiary study. The course provides pathways into university and articulates into selected Deakin degrees. The Associate Degree may also be taken as a stand-alone qualification.
The Associate Degree seeks to:
- assist the development of learning skills necessary to be successful in a university environment
- facilitate the development of generic employment related skills relevant to a range of employment contexts
Students who successfully complete the A250 Associate Degree of Arts are guaranteed entry into A300 Bachelor of Arts (General stream students) or A329 Bachelor of Criminology (Criminology Stream students) and will receive up to 14 cp of Credit for Prior Learning into these courses.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
To qualify for the Associate Degree of Arts students will be required to complete 16 credit points of study, comprising:
- 4 credit points of foundation units
- 12 credit points of units taken from the General stream or the Criminology stream
|EAD110||Communication Skills for Study and Work|
|EAD111||Digital Literacy: Finding, Evaluating and Interpreting Information|
|EAD112||Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Using Analysis to Develop Solutions|
|EAD113||Teamwork: Working Constructively with Others|
2 units from a first major sequence at level 1
2 units from a second major sequence at level 1
2 units from a third major sequence at level 1
2 electives at level 1
2 units from first major sequence at level 2
2 units from second major sequence at level 2
Major Sequence areas to be chosen from the Bachelor of Arts (A300). Please read the A300 course entry carefully for details of which major sequences are available at each campus location.
|ACR101||Introducing Crime and Criminology|
|ACR102||Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice|
|ACR201||Issues in Criminal Justice|
|ACR203||Crime, Victims and Justice|
|ACR204||Crime, Media and Justice|
plus 6 electives at level 1 (electives may be taken inside or outside the Faculty of Arts and Education)
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Entry requirements - general
This course is targeted at students who do not satisfy the usual university entry requirements: students who have completed Year 12 but have achieved an ATAR score which is insufficient to gain normal entry; students who have left school before year 12 and have been working for a number of years; students who have completed a VET qualification or program offered by TAFE or private provider; or students who are undertaking a training course at a TAFE.
Entry requirements - specific
There are no prerequisite studies for this course.
How to apply
Apply direct through the Deakin Applicant Portal https://applicantportal.deakin.edu.au/connect/webconnect.
Applications are particularly encouraged through the Access and Equity Program for individuals and groups who might not otherwise enjoy the benefits that flow from participation in higher education. To apply via this program complete the access and equity section of the application form when applying for your course and submit a personal statement. Further information on the Access and Equity Program and how to write a personal statement is available here http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply/apply-for-a-course-undergraduate/access-and-equity-program. In your personal statement it is suggested that you include information about your work experience, training programs undertaken, and your motivation for enrolling in the course.