Associate Degree in Arts

1. About Associate Degree in Arts

This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education courses. No student will be admitted to this course.

Description

The Associate Degree in Arts is an exit point from one of the College’s Bachelor level awards. With the completion of a coherent set of units, students may complete their studies earlier than planned due to changing circumstances or other reasons that prevent them completing the Bachelor level award.

Students may complete the required Christian Foundations units online, other units or whole specialisations may be available online. Students who are considering online study should refer to the College’s Am I Ready to Study Online? guide

Course Outcomes

  • Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other para-professionals and members of the wider community
  • Demonstrate developed skills in oral, written and electronic communication and the ability to communicate interpretation of research, and produce scholarly papers informed by a Christian worldview
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge in the Arts disciplines, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.
  • Use critical and analytical thinking and judgment in selecting appropriate information about society, culture and the arts for transmission
  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, and social responsibility when engaging in scholarship and para-professional roles in the local, national or international community
  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to interpret and transmit solutions informed by a Christian worldview to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in the Humanities, Social Sciences or the Creative Arts, including cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for personal actions and a continued commitment to learning in personal, paraprofessional, and scholarly contexts

Delivery locations

  • Online (Partial)
  • Wantirna (Full)
This course is only available to domestic students (those not requiring a student visa).

Course Structure

The Associate Degree in Arts is composed of 16 subjects of 6 credit points each completed over 2 years full time equivalent (96 credit points in total).

Students undertaking this award are required to complete:

  • Core Subjects (30 credit points)
  • 2 Minors (2 * 24 credit points = 48 credit points)
  • Electives from any undergraduate course offered by the College (18 credit points)

  • Students may not undertake more than 12 credit points at “700” (Advanced level).
  • Students are expected to undertake two specialisations of at least 24 credit points by means of Minors.
  • Students will study at least 36 credit points of “600” (Intermediate level) subjects.
  • Students may not import more than 48 credit points from other institutions.
  • Students must not include more than 24 credit points in Practicum (PR) or Industry Engagement (IE) subjects in the Associate Degree.

Pathways

Exit Pathways

While this course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education awards; students intending to complete this award may instead exit with a Diploma in Arts.

Articulation Arrangements

This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education awards.

No formal articulation arrangements exist for this award.

Pathways to Further Learning

  • This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education awards but successful completion of the course will allow students to continue to a Bachelor of Arts award and depending on units chosen the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, or Bachelor of Education.

2. Essential requirements for admission

English Language Requirement

  • This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education courses. No student will be admitted to this course.

3. Admission Criteria

No applicants are admitted to this course. It is an exit-point from other Bachelor level awards. To graduate with this award students must have been enrolled in a Bachelors level award and inform the college of their desire to graduate with an Associate Degree.

A. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

  • This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education courses. No student will be admitted to this course.

B. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education courses. No student will be admitted to this course.

C. Applicants with higher education study

  • Students exiting from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Primary) or Bachelor of Education(Secondary).

D. Applicants with work and life experience

  • This course is an exit point from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education courses. No student will be admitted to this course.

4. How to Apply

You can apply directly to the College via our online application form available at https://apply.eastern.edu.au

5. Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning please see https://www.eastern.edu.au/admissions/information or call the College on 9790 9200 and speak to the Registrar

Specialisations

Counselling Studies Minor
Education Studies Minor
English Minor
History Minor Minor
Mathematics for Educators Minor
Christian Foundations - Associate Degree Core

Units attached to this course

Unit Code Unit Name
AR540 Arts and Creativity
AR546 Arts and Spirituality
AR641 Creative Practice Foundations: Drawing
AR643 Creative Practice Foundations: Painting
AR742 Contemporary Drawing Practice
AR745 Integrated Art Practice
AR746 Aesthetics and the Visual Arts
CD520 Community Development and Social Change
CD530 Applied Human Rights
CD610 Art and Social Action
CD622 Art and Community Development
CD631 Inequality and Marginalisation
CD721 Leading and Organising for Social Change
CD730 Gender and Sexuality
CD731 Community Advocacy
CF501 Living in Christ
CF502 Foundations for Faith
CF503 Introduction to the Bible
CF604 Faith, Reason and Justice
CF701 Integration of Vocation and Faith
CN510 Introduction to Counselling
CN520 Personal Philosophy of Counselling Practice
CN602 Common Counselling Issues
CN603 Strengths-based Collaborative Approaches to Counselling
CN605 Counselling for Addiction
CN611 Basic Counselling Skills
CN621 Counselling Skills and the Counselling Profession
CN701 Family Counselling
CN704 Counselling for Crisis, Trauma and Loss
DS701 Directed Study
DS702 Directed Study 2
ED520.306 Developmental Learning and Pedagogies
ED521.306 Twenty-first Century Learning and Teaching
ED621.306 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments
ED622.306 Students with Additional Needs
ED623.306 Information Communications Technology and Design
ED724.306 Learners, Educators and Social Contexts
ED731.306 Curriculum, Assessment, Evidence and Data
ED732.306 Professional Identity and Engagement: Ethics and the Law
EN503 Literature and Worldview
EN504 Right Writing
EN601 English Literature: 14th to 18th Century
EN602 English Literature: Blake to the Present
EN662 Write Creatively
EN701 Australian Literature
HS501 Early Twentieth Century History: From Chronicling to Understanding
HS570 The World We Live In: World History Since 1945
HS602 Christian History in a Digital Age
HS636 Contact, Conflict and Reconciliation
HS637 Radicals, Reformers and Revolutionaries
HS701 Silenced Voices Speaking
HS735 Empires and Globalisation
IE501 Industry Engagement: Exploratory
IE601 Industry Engagement: Foundation
IE701 Industry Engagement: Capstone
MC661 Building a Discipling Culture
MC662 Multiplying Missional Leaders
MC663 Leading Missional Communities
MC764 Leading Kingdom Movements
MN621 Leadership 1
MN631 Pastoral Care
MN638 Congregational Worship and Spirituality
MN651 Strategic Communication
MT560 Basic Calculus
MT580 Statistics for Decision Making
MT610 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
MT640 Linear Algebra with Application
MT740 Advanced Calculus
MT780 Advanced Statistics
PR560 Internship 1
PR660 Internship 2
PS511 Introduction to Psychology
PS602 Human Development: Implications for Counselling
PS701 Mental Health for Counselling
SS501 Introduction to Sociology
SS502 Indigenous Australia and the Nation
SS600 Innovative Social Action
SS601 Ethical and Professional Practice
SS700 Social Research Methods
SS701 Social Policy
YM501 Spirituality in Youth Ministry
YT501 Theories of Youth Work
YT541 Youth Work and the Youth Sector
YT602 Group Work and Program Design
YT603 Youth Rights and Participation
YT701 Leadership in Youth Work
YT720 Trauma Informed Youth Work

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