Undergraduate Certificate in Arts

The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts is a four-subject award introducing students to studying the Humanities with a Christian Worldview. This Certificate can be completed in a single semester.

This course is overseen by Program Director Ps Grant Buchanan.

Course Description

This short course includes an introduction to Academic Writing and Research and an introduction to Christian Worldview. Students can then choose two elective subjects.

This course is an opportunity to study Humanities, Theology and Christian Worldview at an academic level without committing to a full bachelor program.

Upon completion, students may apply to pursue further studies in a range of AC courses.

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Course Structure

The course structure is based on the first two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration) of the Undergraduate Certificate in Arts, with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

• 10 cp from Research
• 10 cp from Christian Studies
• 20 cp electives

To qualify for award of the degree of Undergraduate Certificate in Arts a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 40 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.



Choose two subjects (20 credit points) of elective subjects from any Alphacrucis College Level 100, 200 or 300 subject in Business, Education or Theology.

View the full list of subjects for this course.

For more details on which subjects you can choose, see the current enrolment guide for this course.

Admission Criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants with recent high school education only will demonstrate completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (RTO).

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification will demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry, and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.


If English is not the applicant’s first language or if their first degree was awarded in a non English speaking nation, they will be required to show proficiency in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) with an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 6.5 and no score below 6.0 in any of the four skill areas, or equivalent.

Study Modes

Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face, Online
Locations: All campuses and Online
Duration: One semester full-time, or part-time with completion by December 2021.
Intakes: Semester 2

Fees & Timetable

Fee-Help information and a complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Fees Information section.

For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to assist you in financing your studies. For more information and other options, please visit the Financing Your Study page. For students who cannot access government loans, an alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about loans provided by Study Loans, click here.

Course Learning Outcomes


  • a broad and coherent knowledge of Christian doctrine, tradition and history as a foundation for development of a Christian worldview;
  • knowledge of key issues and practices in the discipline area;
  • a general knowledge of scholarship and recent developments in the discipline area.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • identify and critically evaluate new developments of research and scholarship in the discipline area;
  • communicate effectively ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • articulate new questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the discipline area to develop appropriate solutions;
  • work independently and responsibly.

Student Stories

“My time at AC really helped me see and understand the Word through a lens I had never seen before, helped me to become a better communicator practically, but most importantly, it has deepened my love for God personally."

Jason Mendis
Arts Graduate


Career Opportunities

Graduates of these courses of study may find employment in business and professional organisations; chaplaincy positions; ministry or church-based organisations; community services positions; music positions; not-for-profit and mission-focused organisations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking.

Student Services

For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.


This course is not available to International Students.