Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipArts
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7144
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096992E

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 2, 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year Term 1 2018, please refer to 7144.1 - Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Primary

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program offers a pathway into Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Teaching Primary), a degree which provides students a focussed study in a Major content discipline of your choice as well as opportunity to study an Education Studies Major as a Primary Teaching Specialisation in either English, Mathematics or Science.

In the Extended Diploma students complete the first year subjects of the Arts degree, with additional preparatory subjects delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments to assist in the transition to University study.

Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Arts (Pathways to Teaching Primary) degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on The College, please refer to The College web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four Terms).

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission Requirements

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub-band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of Year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 150 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Local Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Applicants

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level units.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0046Understanding the Arts (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0006Australian Studies (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0009Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0011Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 1032Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
LANG 1031Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)10
HUMN 1056Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)10
HUMN 1059When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950 (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
HUMN 1018Everyday Life (WSTC)10
TEAC 1025Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)10
LANG 1016Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)10
HUMN 1055Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points150

International Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level units.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0046Understanding the Arts (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0006Australian Studies (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0009Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0011Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 1032Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
LANG 1031Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)10
HUMN 1056Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)10
HUMN 1059When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950 (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
HUMN 1018Everyday Life (WSTC)10
TEAC 1025Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)10
LANG 1016Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)10
HUMN 1055Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points150

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this Program for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

HUMN 1003 - Analytical Reading and Writing (WSTC)
HUMN 1006 - Australia and the World (WSTC)
HUMN 1011 - Contemporary Society (WSTC)
HUMN 1023 - Global History (WSTC)
LANG 1027 - Texts and Traditions (WSTC)