Taste-test university studies
Do you want to try-out university study but not sure where to start? USQ’s Diploma of Arts will let you sample and see if you want to continue on to a bachelor’s degree. Personalise your diploma by choosing courses that interest you. Perhaps it is Journalism, Anthropology, Biology, History, Marketing, Tourism Management, Visual Arts or Engineering that you want to study.
Upgrade your knowledge
Do you have the necessary subject knowledge to meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree? If not, upgrade your knowledge of subjects such as Biology, Physical Sciences or Human Physiology with USQ’s Diploma of Arts.
Take your study to the next level
Enjoy your studies? You can go on to other USQ degrees such as USQ Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communication or Bachelor of Business and transfer some or all your credit from your Diploma of Arts study.
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 2 x units from First Discipline area
|plus 2 x units from Second Discipline area
|plus 2 x units from Third Discipline area
|plus 1 x approved course||1|
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6560|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19520|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank to which an offer was made is 18/61. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
How to applyNote: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.