Graduate Certificate in Arts

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Arts provides students with an existing degree to commence studies in an area of personal interest or to pursue a different aspect of already existing knowledge. Students may choose to study in one area of specialisation or to explore a broad range of areas of interest. Students undertaking this award will be able to learn content and develop skills in areas including Counselling Studies, Youth Studies, Higher Education, Missional Communities and Visual Arts.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Arts does not provide the same vocational outcomes as the Graduate Diploma but may provide opportunities for entry into lower levels of support services, parachurch organisations and youth work, particularly for those seeking a career change. The Graduate Certificate is a pathway into further study in the Graduate Diploma in Arts and an exit point from the Graduate Diploma in Arts.

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

Course Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent area of specialisation informed by a Christian worldview in a new discipline or professional area
  • Ability to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise the ideas and arguments of others and solve complex problems
  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate and create complex concepts
  • Skills to communicate clearly, theoretical concepts, high-level knowledge and ideas in a variety of settings
  • Specialised technical and creative skills in an area of specialisation
  • Exercise high-level independent judgement in initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating a range of technical or management functions within the areas of specialisation
  • Work responsibly with accountability for personal and team productivity

Delivery locations

  • Online (Partial)
  • Wantirna (Full)

Admission Criteria

  • Meet the General Entry Requirements for all courses at Eastern College Australia namely an interview and an endorsed character reference form
This course is only available to domestic students (those not requiring a student visa).

English Language Requirement

An applicant for studies in this course will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if:

  • They were born in one of the following countries and have completed at least one qualification (secondary or tertiary) in one of those countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English
    • American Samoa; Australia; Botswana; Canada; Fiji; Ghana; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; USA; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • They were not born in one of the following countries but have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time university study in one of these countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English:
    • American Samoa; Australia; Botswana; Canada; Fiji; Ghana; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; USA; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • They have successfully completed a senior secondary qualification, a post secondary Diploma qualification of at least two years, an undergraduate program of three years or more, or a postgraduate program of two years or more FT or more, undertaken in a non-English speaking country provided the study:
    • was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides or an institution accredited through one of ICETE’s registered accrediting bodies and is confirmed by the institution as having been conducted and examined solely in the English language.
  • They have attained results as listed in one of the following qualifications:

    Test Minimum Results
    IELTS Academic 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
    TOEFL (Paper based) 575+ Test of Writing English 4
    TOEFL (Internet) 85+ Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20
    Pearson Test of English (Academic) 64 No communicative score below 58
    Cambridge English Advanced 62 No less than Borderline in writing

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Arts award is composed of 4 subjects of 6 credit points completed over 0.5 years full-time equivalent (24 credit points in total).

Students undertaking this award are required to complete:

  • Core (6 credit points)
    • CF804 Faith, Reason and Justice (6 credit points)
  • Specialisation (18 credit points)
    • Students must complete at least 18 credit points in an area of specialisation in a field of study (eg Counselling, Youth Studies, Higher Education).

Pathways

Exit Pathways

There are no exit pathways

Articulation Agreeements

There are no formal articualiton agreements for this award

Pathways to Future Learning

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts may continue to Eastern’s Graduate Diploma in Arts.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts specialising in Christian Foundations may continue to Eastern’s Master of Practical Theology.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts specialising in Counselling who need to demonstrate the ability to study at the appropriate level may continue to Eastern’s Master of Community Counselling.

Other Protocols

  • Students admitted under special entry must receive a Credit or above for all units undertaken in their first semester of study.
  • Students may not import more than 12 credit points from other institutions.

Specialisations

Christian Foundations - Graduate Certificate Specialisation
Counselling Studies - Graduate Certificate Specialisation
Higher Education - Graduate Certificate Specialisation
Graduate Certificate Core Core

Units attached to this course

Unit Code Unit Name
AR840 Arts and Creativity
AR841 Creative Practice Foundations: Drawing
AR842 Contemporary Drawing Practice
AR843 Creative Practice Foundations: Painting
AR845 Integrated Art Practice
AR846 Arts and Spirituality
CD820 Community Development and Social Change
CD821 Leading and Organising for Social Change
CD822 Art and Community Development
CD831 Social Inequality and Marginalisation
CF801 Living in Christ
CF802 Foundations for Faith
CF803 Introduction to the Bible
CF804 Faith, Reason and Justice
CN802 Common Counselling issues
CN810 Introduction to Counselling
CN811 Basic Counselling Skills
CN820 Personal Philosophy of Counselling Practice
ED821 Learning and Teaching in Twenty-first Century Higher Education
ED825 Contexts and Philosophy of Christian Education
ED844 Curriculum Design and Assessment
ED845 Learning as Community
EN803 Literature and Worldview
MC861 Building a Discipling Culture
MC862 Multiplying Missional Leaders
MC863 Leading Missional Communities
MC864 Leading Kingdom Movements
SS801 Introduction to Sociology
YT801 Theories of Youth Work
YT802 Group Work and Program Design
YT841 Youth Work and the Youth Sector

Ready to apply?

Applying is easy, just click on the APPLY NOW button and begin your application process.