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Diploma of Higher Education in Economics

This diploma will introduce you to core economic concepts and theories and you'll learn how economics helps your understanding of real world issues such as government policy, international trade, business decisions, work and innovation. You will also gain valuable analytical skills, including applied data analysis, which are valuable to employers.

Diploma of Higher Education Open

The Diploma of Higher Education Open enables you to study any subjects you like, in any combination. So whether you decide to study a range of different subjects or specialise in one or two different subjects, you can build a qualification that's unique to you.

Diploma of Higher Education in History

This wide-ranging course will develop your knowledge of different periods of history from around 1500 to the twentieth century. You’ll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and warfare, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism, class and gender. You’ll begin to develop the skills of the historian in studying historical materials; exploring how we understand, interpret and debate past events; and investigating a range of critical approaches.

Diploma of Higher Education in History and Politics

This wide-ranging course will develop your knowledge of different periods of history mostly after 1750 while providing a critical understanding of political issues, concepts and institutions. You’ll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and equality, debates in politics at the national and global level, culture and beliefs, imperialism and resistance, class and gender. Throughout the course you will be learning the skills of both the political scientist and the historian in studying historical materials and contemporary political debates; exploring how we understand, interpret and debate past events as well as analysing contested political issues and future trends; and investigating a range of critical approaches to historical and political analysis and understanding in an integrated manner.

Diploma of Higher Education in Philosophy and Psychological Studies

What is the self? What makes us happy? How do we know what other people are thinking and feeling? Do humans display irrational biases? How does the environment affect people’s physical and mental health? What is justice and why does it matter? What is science? Is there a God? This fascinating course explores how we seek the answers to such profound questions about ourselves, our minds, our behaviour, and our place in the social and physical universe.

Diploma of Higher Education in Classical Studies

This accessible and rewarding course explores the literature, language, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The topics that you will cover includes the Homeric epics, Athenian tragedy and its reception in the modern world, Roman poetry and politics, and the archaeology of Pompeii and Roman Britain. You will also have the option of studying either one or both of the classical languages (ancient Greek and Latin).

Diploma of Higher Education in English

This diploma offers stimulating options in English literature, English language and creative writing. Whether it’s reading between the lines, exploring the written and spoken word, or developing your writing skills in several genres, this qualification is for you. Depending on options chosen, it provides opportunities to encounter a range of texts from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings; to explore English language use in global contexts; and to develop and reflect on your own writing practice.

Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law

If you’re fascinated by the legal system and why people engage in criminal behaviour, and would like to develop skills and knowledge relevant to a range of careers, this diploma is for you. You’ll explore issues such as antisocial behaviour, surveillance, security, social justice, social welfare and environmental degradation. In this diploma, you’ll also take a critical and analytical view of the role and functions of the legal system, and examine its relationship with criminal behaviour.

Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies

Climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion: environmental issues are posing challenges to people and ecosystems across the planet. This interdisciplinary diploma combines the social and natural sciences to provide you with both knowledge of the societal (social, political, economic, cultural and ethical) and the biophysical (geological, physical, ecological) dimensions of such issues, and understanding of why recognising the connections between these different dimensions is so important if the environmental challenges we face are to be effectively addressed.

Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Psychology

How and why do different societies define specific acts as ‘crimes’ and certain people as ‘criminals’?  Why do less equal societies have more crime? What is happening when a person tells a lie? This qualification explores questions like these about how people behave and examines how governments determine what they will and won’t tolerate.

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