Diploma of Arts

Sheridan College

Sheridan College's Diploma of Arts program is a first-year undergraduate program for students interested in preparing for employment in cross-cultural settings, in the social enterprise sector, or as a pathway towards future study in the humanities and social sciences. Available units cover literature, creative writing, economics, history, geography, sociology and three foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese and Japanese). The units also incorporate an opportunity for students to explore a range of secular and Christian perspectives on human existence, human dignity and personal morality, and examine how these perspectives influence our understanding of the body of knowledge across different disciplines.

Course Fee:

Australian: $6,000
International: $12,000

Entry Requirements:

A minimum ATAR score of 60 and completion of WACE or an equivalent qualification from an Australian secondary school with a scaled mark of at least 50 in ATAR English or ATAR Literature; or completion of a Certificate IV in a relevant discipline.


The diploma comprises 8 units. Each unit is worth 3 credit points for a total of 24 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students who graduate with the Sheridan College Diploma of Arts can receive credit toward a Bachelor of Arts at the following institutions: Sheridan College (WA), Curtin University (WA), Murdoch University (WA), Avondale College (NSW), Alphacrucis College (NSW), Christian Heritage College (Qld)

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Historian, Sociologist, Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Aberdeen St Campus, Perth CBD No info Yes Part time 2 years
Aberdeen St Campus, Perth CBD No info Yes Full time 1 year

"Higher education for those seeking to live an extraordinary life."


Sheridan College is a not-for-profit provider of higher education, and welcomes students from all faiths or none to complete their chosen degree in collaboration with the College's academic faculty.

The faculty are dedicated to advancing their students' understanding of the body of knowledge and professional practice in their respective disciplines, and to equipping  students with the research skills to advance that knowledge for the benefit of the wider community.


Sheridan College is accredited to deliver the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Arts
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Science
  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate of Education
  • Master of Education (Coursework)


Sheridan College faculty and administrative support staff are committed to your personal growth and success at College, in your career and in your personal life. 

College faculty and support staff will facilitate a range of personal capacity-building activities for students, including:

  • Assisting students towards self-understanding and self-acceptance (clarifying values, understanding abilities, interests and limitations)
  • Assisting students in considering their life goals by relating their interests, skills, abilities, and values to the world of work, and the nature and purpose of higher education
  • Assisting students to develop an educational plan consistent with their life goals and objectives
  • Assisting students in developing decision-making skills
  • Providing accurate information about College academic support policies, resources and programs
  • Referring students to external institutional or community support services. (If these external organisations charge fees, the fees are to be paid by the students accessing those services).
  • Assisting students in evaluating progress toward educational plans and life goals


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