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Develop deeper knowledge and skills in writing, speaking, and engaging today’s culture, as well as relating a biblical worldview to your work.

Humans are rational creatures; we were created to reason about what, how and why things are. The ability to reason well is a crucial skill in any realm, but especially for education, faith, relationships and work. Socrates argued that the unexamined life is not worth living. The Millis Institute seeks to help university graduates and professionals in Australia pursue the examined life in their institutions, organisations, communities and careers.

Knowing goes far beyond merely possessing information. From a Christian worldview perspective, it is a more relational, holistic venture, involving different human dimensions and capacities. The ability to see the world from these various angles – that is, to deepen lateral thinking and integrate modes of reasoning – would benefit professionals in many fields. Acquiring these skills would be especially attractive to teachers desiring to expand and deepen ways of knowing in their classrooms.

A multidisciplinary liberal arts education provides flexibility in the job market.  The liberal arts equip students to pursue a broad range of careers including teaching, journalism, law, public policy, business, history, international relations, marketing, ministry, philosophy, social science, and academia.

Whereas a specialised degree trains people for their first job, a liberal arts degree enables them to move into a second, third, or fourth job more easily.

Liberal arts at the Millis Institute forms not a tool for any single career but a key to unlocking many.

Admission Criteria


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Applicants with secondary education are not eligible for admission to this course.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in any field are eligible for admission to this course.  Additional admission criteria apply.

Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible for admission to this course.


Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)
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Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.

Flexible delivery

Choose a part-time or full-time program to suit your circumstance and lifestyle. Part-time student should note some classes my be scheduled during the day.  Some lectures and tutorials may also have evening classes.


Graduate Diploma of Liberal Arts (MI32)

The Graduate Certificate in the Liberal Arts and the Graduate Diploma in the Liberal Arts are comprised of units that are delivered either by internal, online, or intensive mode. Students are to prepare for all sessions by completing prior reading of the set texts. This is based on an approach that aims to provoke students’ own reflection on primary texts. Emphasis is placed on discussion-based learning that allows students to ask questions directly to faculty, and faculty to challenge students with questions about their readings. This conversational pedagogy also expects students to learn from each other as they listen, share and respond to each other’s ideas. Constructive contribution to discussion is very important for this kind of Socratic-style learning; therefore, students must attend at least 80% of class sessions for a unit in order to be considered for a passing grade in that unit.

In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.



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