Bachelor of Arts Therapy

Study Mode: On-Campus, Distance Learning
Campus Locations: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth (domestic students only)
Attendance Mode: Full-time, Part-time

CRICOS Code: 094684M
AQF Level 7

Arts Therapy is effective in working with diverse groups of clients of all age groups,
abilities, and with a range of issues; it is particularly effective in engaging people who may struggle to participate in more traditional ‘talking therapies’ such as children, adolescents, people suffering from trauma, those with disabilities, language difficulties or those from other cultural backgrounds. The experience of expressing oneself through creative activity has been found to assist in the promotion of physical, emotional, cognitive and social integration and functioning. The consequent insights and personal understandings can be instrumental in facilitating change.

Key Information

T1 22 Application Close Date: Saturday 22 January 2022

AWARD

Bachelor of
Arts Therapy

DURATION

3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

INTAKES

February
May
September

CAMPUSES

Adelaide
Brisbane
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney

STUDY MODE

Overview

 

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of psychotherapy, with specific emphasis on the underlying principles and concepts of Arts Psychotherapy.

Graduates may be eligible for tier membership of the key arts therapy professional body in Australia, ANZACATA.

This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

This qualification is FEE-HELP approved for eligible applicants.

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Course Structure

What will I learn?

At Ikon we all learn together. A feature of this course is the focus on experiential small group learning; this enables students to develop and practice their skills and knowledge in a safe supportive environment. Ikon’s academic staff are all highly qualified, experienced and involved in current Arts Therapy practice; this ensures that the academic content is relevant, current, practical, and engaging. Our specialised academics will support you during your studies and expose you to a variety of approaches and experiences to help you develop your full potential and feel confident and career-ready upon completion of the course.

Students will learn:

  • To use a range of different modalities (visual art, sculpture, movement, drama, voice, story-telling) in an improvisational manner that is responsive to clients’ needs.
  • To be client-centered and respond to people’s lived experience in a holistic way rather than treating a particular diagnosis.
  • A range of intervention techniques and processes including group work, creativity in mental health and systems approaches to psychotherapy.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of exciting electives covering innovative and contemporary fields of practice such as:
    • Eco-psychotherapy;
    • Art and social action;
    • Indigenous approaches to health and wellbeing;
    • Dreams and symbols.

Study Sequence

The course consists of 24 subjects including three elective subjects, plus a 480-hour placement. You must successfully complete all subjects to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts Therapy (144 credit points).

Each academic year consists of three study periods called trimesters. Each trimester consists of twelve weeks of teaching plus one exam week.

A full-time study load is typically nine subjects per year.
A part-time study load is typically five subjects per year.

Click here to see a typical full-time study plan

 

Delivery & Workload

Course delivery for the Bachelor of Arts Therapy is a combination of lectures, tutorials, self-directed study and workplace learning.

You should allow for 3 hours per subject for lectures and tutorials. For each subject, you should then spend approximately 10 hours per week for self-directed study to complete prescribed readings, practice skills, research, study and complete assessments.

Interested in studying this course online? Click here to learn more about our distance learning options.

Subjects

Year 1

Foundations of Art Psychotherapy

In this subject, you will explore your subjective lived experience as the basis for the development of your personal arts psychotherapeutic approach. You will develop your capacity to be aware of your own experience of being in the world. The learning will be experiential and focused on your ability to notice your lived experience in the present moment and articulate this through rich description using a range of modalities.

Subject Code: PSYC101

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Qualities of Art Making and Media 

This subject extends the focus on subjective lived experience, covered in PSYC101 Foundations of Arts Psychotherapy, to encompass an exploration of the lived experience of ‘being with’ art, art-making and art media. Within this subject, you will be introduced to the history of art in healing and will undertake research into tribal, religious and secular traditions. Through interactive lectures and experiential learning, you will explore questions such as: What is art? What are art materials/media? What happens during the art-making process?

Subject Code: ARTS101

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Integrative Systems of Health and Wellbeing 1

This subject focuses on developing competence in understanding and integrating contemporary and classical views on the nature of health and wellbeing and draws upon current debates and practices concerned with the complex mind-body relationship, consciousness and states of consciousness and therapeutic interventions within psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, neurosciences and ethnomedicine. In addition, these elements of an integrative approach are supported and expanded by critical, analytical perspectives on culture, social and political structures and dynamics in the definition of health and wellbeing and systems of intervention.

Subject Code: PSYC801

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Dimensional Modalities in Arts Therapy 

In this subject students will acquire and develop a range of specific 2D and 3D visual art skills. They will come to understand art materials as a therapeutic modality and practice in assessing the inherent qualities of the media. Students will practice self-reflection when being with another person in the art-making process. They will come to understand the power of witnessing, holding space, and withholding comments and judgement, while developing metacognition in the witnessing process. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the qualities that art materials possess and learn to work with appropriate art materials in particular contexts. Students will learn relevant underpinning materials theory and explore how intersubjectivity relates to client experiences of materials in arts psychotherapy.

Subject Code: ARTS102

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Expressive Modalities in Arts Therapy 

In this subject, students will be introduced to working with various expressive modalities including play, drama, movement, music, voice, storytelling, and sand-play. Students are encouraged to consider their experiences engaging with expressive modalities and conceptualise how they may be used to explore and achieve therapeutic goals. Students will learn relevant underpinning materials theory and explore how intersubjectivity relates to client experiences of materials in arts psychotherapy.

Subject Code: ARTS103

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

In this subject students will be introduced to the fundamental theory and practice that underlies effective psychotherapeutic practice. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the role of psychotherapy in society. They will reflect on their own acculturation and the ways in which this might influence their practice. Students will be introduced to the notion of relationality, and explore why it is foundational to the therapeutic change process.

At a practical level, students will witness demonstrations of certain key therapeutic skills essential to effective psychotherapy, and also engage in exercises designed to develop these basic skills. In addition to a strong emphasis on skills-based learning this subject will focus on the areas such as: therapeutic relationship building, communication, empathy and transference / counter-transference issues.

Subject Code: PSYC802

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Art Therapy Inter-modal Approach 

This subject will introduce students to the application of an inter-modal approach to Arts Psychotherapy, including the advantages and challenges of this approach. Inter-modal arts Psychotherapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, horticulture/nature, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. Building on their knowledge of the multi-sensory body, students will learn to attune to their senses of touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing as the foundation of an inter-modal approach in which the therapist and client move freely between different modalities. Students will be introduced to the application of a range of creative arts in an improvisational way in the form of a self-inquiry. Additionally, students will learn to apply a range of creative arts therapy techniques and processes including horizontalisation, amplification, reduction, and providing creative responses within this inter-modal approach.

Subject Code: ARTS104

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: ARTS102; ARTS103

Ethics and Politics in Psychotherapy  

This subject has as its focus the knowledge and skills required to practice as a psychotherapist within the designated professional ethical, legal and professional standards as set down by the peak accrediting bodies within the field of psychotherapy/arts psychotherapy. The subject requires the student to examine their own personal values and belief systems as a foundation for the development of professional ethical practice.

The ethical, political and legal context of psychotherapeutic practice will be explored through case studies, professional situations and duty of care issues in contemporary therapy practice. There is emphasis on the personal and professional competencies and attributes required to practice ethically and legally as a therapist including self-reflection of the practitioner’s own values. Skill development includes understanding of how to work with confidentiality, informed consent, themes of power, and practice boundaries.

Subject Code: SOSC801

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Foundations of Scholarly Practice  

This subject explores with students the foundations of scholarly practice in higher education and its role in supporting a humanistic liberal arts education. Students will develop an understanding of how scholarly practice contributes to the development and organization of self and mind. The subject introduces, places into context, and develops skills in listening and speaking; reading and writing; reasoning, argumentation, and communication; the schematics of thought; reflective and reflexive thinking; metacognition and the development of self; communication and community; and the scientific method; and explantation of international and Australian trends to enable successful engagement in scholarly practice as a higher education student.

Subject Code: SOSC804

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Foundations of Professional Competency

In this subject, students will explore their personal resources as a means to develop awareness and understanding of therapeutic practices. Students will reflect on the influence of family, culture, life experience, professional history and other contextual influences including current role and workplace. Students will focus on both verbal and non-verbal levels of communication and conscious and non-conscious dimensions of relating. A strong focus on empathy and self-exploration will be incorporated in this subject.

Subject Code: SOSC802

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

 

Year 2

Introduction to Mental Health: Wellbeing and Distress

In this subject, students will gain an overview of the Australian mental health system and examine the role of the active participants therein, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and others. Students will explore the varied experiences of consumers utilising mental health services in Australia and identify the current strengths and weaknesses of that system. Students will learn about how the conceptions of normal and abnormal behaviour have developed historically. Students will focus on the historical emergence of systems of diagnosis (DSM / ICD10), their justifications, and criticisms. Students will learn to identify important terms and major categories of the current classification systems in psychopathology. They will also critically evaluate the changing role of psychopharmacology within the Australian mental health system. Finally, students will gain an understanding of the roles available to Ikon Graduates working within or alongside the Australian mental health system.

Subject Code: PSYC803

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Creativity and Mental Health

This subject will summarise the foundations for creativity as integral to healthy connections with self, others and the world. In this subject students will explore the theory and application of the developmental role of creativity in the first relationships humans experience. Students will also explore how this contributes to the spectrum of mental health throughout the lifespan as we focus on the disruption of this developmental process, or developmental trauma and the experience of loss. Using their lived experience, students will investigate the significance of boundaries, regulation and meaning making. We will then consider how these experiences and knowledge informs an intermodal arts psychotherapy context.

Subject Code: PSYC202

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Arts Psychotherapy in Practice 2: Groups

During this subject, students will develop an understanding of the theory and practical skills necessary to begin facilitating arts psychotherapy group work. The subject will introduce students to the curative factors of groups as well as group development and facilitation theories. This subject is highly skills-based and students will have the opportunity to plan and practice their group facilitation skills and gain feedback from group members. Students will engage in a range of creative group processes and will use these experiences to reflect upon and articulate their own therapeutic approach to group work.

Subject Code: PSYC201

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Please select “Electives” above below for available Elective subjects. Elective selection can differ depending on availability.

Understanding Systems in Psychotherapy

This subject will take a systems lens to psychotherapy focusing on the person:environment approach. Students will be introduced to General Systems Theory (GST) as the foundation for understanding the different systems that impact on an individual’s wellbeing. The exploration of a systems approach will be undertaken within the philosophy of phenomenology. This subject will build on the knowledge of groups already covered in the course and provide a bridge between the introductory subject of Integrated Systems of Health and Wellbeing and the Eco-psychotherapy subject. Students will be introduced to the historical, as well as the contemporary, understanding and application of systems approaches in psychotherapy. The subject will commence with an exploration of broad eco-systems approach and move through a range of systems such as social/cultural/political systems, community/neighbourhood/tribal systems, family systems, couple systems and finally link to the earlier subject on individual psycho-biological systems. The subject will focus on developing theoretical understanding and an application of a systems approach to psychotherapy practice.

Subject Code: PSYC804

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Life Span Development

This subject will explore central issues, theories, and methods in the study of developmental psychology and life span development. An interdisciplinary approach is taken to go through the development of life from an evolutionary and cultural perspective. By focusing on evolution, embryology, attachment, and cultural history, students can gain a deeper awareness of how life develops with regard to concepts of nature and nurture. An overview is provided of abnormal development alongside the important developmental stages that human beings pass through – birth, infancy, adolescence, adulthood, seniority, dying and death.

Subject Code: PSYC805

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Placement A (240 hours) 

Supervised therapeutic work with clients as a ‘therapist in training’ is an essential part of the Bachelor of Arts Therapy. The Practicum subjects are delivered sequentially, within one placement setting, alongside the Clinical Supervision subject in the last trimester of the second year. This will enable students to immerse themselves in their practice experience and develop safe and professional practice within a placement setting. A dedicated Placement Team will support students throughout their placement experience. Placement opportunities will be drawn from a variety of settings, including the opportunity for students to work with adults, children and groups.

Subject Code: PLAC911

Credit Points: 12

Prerequisite Subjects: ARTS101, SOSC802

Year 3

Please select “Electives” above below for available Elective subjects. Elective selection can differ depending on availability.

Please select “Electives” above below for available Elective subjects. Elective selection can differ depending on availability.

Introduction to Research Methods

The best way to learn how to do research is to do research.

The goal of this subject is to introduce students to the research process—identifying a study question, selecting a study approach, designing a study and collecting data, analysing the data, and reporting the findings.

Placement B (240 hours) 

Supervised therapeutic work with clients as a ‘therapist in training’ is an essential part of the Bachelor of Arts Therapy. The Practicum subjects are delivered sequentially, within one placement setting, alongside the Clinical Supervision subject in the last trimester of the second year. This will enable students to immerse themselves in their practice experience and develop safe and professional practice within a placement setting. A dedicated Placement Team will support students throughout their placement experience. Placement opportunities will be drawn from a variety of settings, including the opportunity for students to work with adults, children and groups.

Subject Code: PLAC912

Credit Points: 12

Prerequisite Subjects: ARTS101, SOSC802, PSYC201

 

Electives

The following subjects are available to be studied as Electives, where available throughout the course:

Creative Art Modalities –
Introduction to Drama Therapy

This subject provides a firm introduction to dramatherapy utilising the core processes that inform this modality. Students will consider their dramatic histories before using role, story, projective techniques and a range of dramatic processes to further their dramatic development. Students will have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and conceptualise how the theatre arts may be used to explore and achieve therapeutic goals.

Subject Code: ARTS701

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Creative Art Modalities –
Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy

This subject provides an overview of the foundational concepts and practices of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), which is understood as the relational and therapeutic use of dance and movement to further the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and cultural functioning of a person (www.dtaa.org.au).

In common with other arts therapies modalities, DMT focuses on individual expressivity within the therapeutic practice. It draws on the use of a range of theoretical premises from psychology and psychotherapy to support this. DMT differs from other arts modalities in that it uses the body as the prime instrument of creative expression, with dance and movement its main medium. DMT practice is centred on the essentialness of dance, aesthetics and the body-mind-feeling framework for a better understanding of human health and wellbeing. It works to establish and develop a therapeutic relationship through additional concepts that include kinaesthetic empathy, presence, attunement, witnessing and intersubjectivity.

Students will engage primarily in experiential learning to explore these core theoretical underpinnings and related embodied therapeutic processes. They will develop an awareness of themselves as embodied beings through engagement in improvised movement, the principal dance modality of DMT.

Subject Code: ARTS702

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Creative Art Modalities –
Introduction to Voice and Sound Therapy

Sound therapy is a relatively new healing technique that employs the vibrations of the human voice to go beyond relaxation and foster healing. This subject will prepare students to understand the history, foundations, and some of the key concepts of voice and sound therapy. Some sound therapists use external instruments, such as tuning forks or singing bowls. However, there is no tool more powerful for healing than the human voice. Students will engage in experiential work to explore how to free the voice and use it to fully express themselves in all aspects of their life. Through sound therapy, you just might be able to find the authority of your own true voice – and self.

Subject Code: ARTS703

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Psychotherapy with Difference Client Populations –
Psychotherapy with Young People

This subject has as its focus the knowledge and skills required to apply psychotherapy/arts psychotherapy to working with young people. The subject requires the student to develop an understanding of child and adolescent development, concerns facing young people in today’s society, common issues that young people may bring to therapy, best practice engagement strategies for working with young people in a therapeutic context and processes in working with this specific population group.

This subject provides students with the opportunity to understand how art-based engagement activities can be used to effectively build rapport and positive therapeutic relationships with young people.

There is also an emphasis on the personal and professional competencies and attributes required to work effectively with children and young people. Skill development also includes an understanding of how to work with relevant legislation, confidentiality, informed consent and duty of care with children and young people under the age of 18, and also how to effectively engage families, parents and caregivers in the therapeutic process.

Subject Code: PSYC701

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Psychotherapy with Difference Client Populations –
Psychotherapy with People with Addictive Behaviours

This subject has as its focus on the knowledge and skills required to apply psychotherapy/arts psychotherapy to working with addictive behaviours. The subject will support students to understand what constitutes an addiction, with a focus on both substance and behavioural addictions.

This subject enables students to develop a holistic understanding of addiction incorporating biological, psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Additionally, students will be introduced to the predisposing, precipitating and perpetuation factors which may be contributing to the emergence and maintenance of addiction, the Stages of Change process, and the micro (individual and family) and macro (community, societal, legal and systemic) factors which can impact on working with clients’ lived experience of addiction. The subject requires the student to develop an understanding of, best practice engagement strategies for working with addictive behaviours in a therapeutic context.

There is also an emphasis on the personal and professional competencies and attributes required to work effectively with addictive behaviours. Skill development also includes understanding how to work with relevant legislation to ensure that Duty of Care obligations are being upheld and to work with carers, families and other service providers to ensure quality therapeutic engagement.

Subject Code: PSYC702

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Psychotherapy with Different Client Populations –
Psychotherapy with People with Disabilities

In this subject, students will acquire knowledge and skills for working with and alongside people with disability. Students will explore how the diverse, complex experiences of people with disability can be understood from multiple perspectives, and how their stories are told and re-told in different settings and in a variety of ways. Such acts of telling and retelling can be healing experiences, political expressions (‘the personal is political’), and/or instruments for social action and change.

This subject addresses the personal and professional competencies and attributes required to work effectively with children, adolescents and adults with disability. They include understanding how to work with relevant legislation; the complexities of interdisciplinary team work; ethical professional client-centred writing; and engaging with families, parents and caregivers in the therapeutic process.

In this subject, students will develop a working understanding of a number of other principal paradigms that promote

Subject Code: PSYC703

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Social Ecology –
Eco-Psychotherapy

This subject will introduce students to the emerging field of eco-psychotherapy – exploring both theory and practice.

The subject will be run as a five-day experiential intensive, with one half-day session in the weeks before the intensive, and one half-day session in the weeks following the intensive.

Subject Code: SOSC704

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Social Ecology –
Art and Social Change

In this subject students will explore the interplay between community arts, outsider arts, arts and health and Arts Therapy.

Students will examine the motives, benefits and disadvantages of politically and socially challenging forms of artistic expression such as graffiti, tattoos and comics. Throughout this subject there with be a strong focus on students developing cultural, psychosocial and disability awareness and exploring how they react personally to themes of diversity.

Subject Code: SOSC705

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Social Ecology –
Indigenous Approaches to Wellbeing 

In Australia, we are living in a land that is suffused by the rich cultural traditions of indigenous people whose sense of wellbeing is inexorably linked to the wellbeing of country. Indigenous approaches to wellbeing are holistic incorporating physical, social, emotional and cultural health of both individuals, the broader community and the country itself. Local aboriginal elders will be involved in the teaching of this subject and assist students to explore the political and personal implications of incorporating this holistic understanding of health and wellbeing into their personal life and therapeutic work.

Subject Code: SOSC706

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Transpersonal Theory and Practice –
Dreams and Symbols in Psychotherapy

This subject is concerned with developing an understanding of the symbol and dream producing resources of the human psyche. In particular, the subject focuses on the capacity of the dreaming function to access and mobilise resource systems to engage with problem-solving, stress reduction, knowledge and understanding, change management and psychological development. The unit explores experiences gained in the dreaming, liminal, conscious imaging and metaphor states of consciousness. Skill development is directed towards using various methods to access this domain, including Jungian, Gestalt, shamanic and archetypal processes, in both individual and group settings. These methods are developed as part of an integrative psychotherapeutic skillset.

Subject Code: TRAN701

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Transpersonal Theory and Practice –
Eastern Practice and Western Psychology

This subject will develop the themes of growing up and waking up. The subject runs in an intensive format following a structured program of personal reflection, practice and lectures. The subject explores themes of organization of mind through understanding the research and practices that help facilitate individual organization of mind. This subject will begin by addressing early developmental factors in the formation of mind and move to include transpersonal psychology and eastern philosophy and practices.

Subject Code: TRAN702

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Transpersonal Theory and Practice –
Integrative Systems of Health and Wellbeing 2

This subject focuses on deepening competence and understanding in the topics of health and wellbeing as they pertain to psychotherapy. This subject follows on from Health and Wellbeing one, which explored the nature of health and wellbeing and various debates in the field. In health and well being two, students will focus on the mind-body relationship problem as outlined in contemporary inter-disciplinary thinking and research, focusing particularly on how the mind-body problem influences psychological treatment.

Students will explore bottom-up movement-based practices in conjunction with top-down meditative practices as a key to their experiential learning. In addition, these elements of an integrative approach are supported and expanded upon by critical, analytical perspectives on culture, social and political structures and dynamics in thinking about health and wellbeing, and various systems of intervention in psychotherapeutic practice.

Subject Code: TRAN703

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Transpersonal Theory and Practice –
Philosophy and Psychotherapy

This subject seeks to explore the important relationship between philosophy and psychotherapy. The subject takes a wide and varying look at philosophical approaches and problems that are deeply connected to psychotherapy practice. The subject introduces the core ideas in the philosophy as therapy movement. This subject provides a rich intellectual landscape for students interested in the practice of thinking and its relationship to psychotherapy.

Subject Code: TRAN704

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisite Subjects: None

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy prepares graduates for an exciting career as arts therapists with the skills to attend to the needs of clients in a variety of professional settings, ranging from mental health organisations and agencies through to private practice. 

Professional Accreditation

Graduates may be eligible for tier membership of the key arts therapy professional body in Australia, ANZACATA. 

Admission Criteria

 

Ikon has a range of admission pathways available to students of all circumstances and academic backgrounds:

  • Australian Year 12 Secondary School Certificate with a minimum ATAR 60
  • Completion of a VET qualification at Diploma level or higher
  • Completion (or partial completion) of a higher education qualification

Applicants may also gain entry in recognition of their work and life experience. You must be at least 21 years of age at course commencement and provide a written admission statement of 300-500 words explaining how the knowledge, skills and personal qualities you’ve gained through your experiences will help you succeed in your studies at Ikon. For more information about writing your admissions statement click here.

All applicants must participate in an admissions interview.

International applicants, and any applicants who did not complete their previous study in English, must evidence a minimum IELTS Overall Score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.

You should choose the admission pathway most relevant to your academic background. To discuss the best pathway for your circumstances, please contact Admissions at 1300 000 933 or via email at admissions@ikon.edu.au.

 

For more information see:

Application Process
Domestic Student Admission Policy
Student Profile Table

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

 

Recognition of Prior Learning is an assessment process used to determine the extent to which a student has achieved the learning outcomes of a subject from earlier learning, experience or achievements. Where equivalence of prior learning can be established, the student is exempt from attending that particular subject in order to complete their course.

You may apply for course credit towards the Bachelor of Arts Therapy in recognition of prior learning which may result in course credit and exemption from that subject. For more information on the application process, see the Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Policy or contact Admissions at 1300 000 933 or admissions@ikon.edu.au.

 

Pathways

Exit Pathway

Students who successfully complete the first year of the Bachelor of Arts Therapy and decide they do not wish to continue their degree studies may exit with the nested award of Diploma of Arts Therapy.

Students who successfully complete two years of the Bachelor of Arts Therapy and decide they do not wish to continue their degree studies may exit with the nested award of Associate Degree of Arts Therapy.

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