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Diploma in General Studies

The University of Melbourne
1 year full time / 2 years part time
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Melbourne (Australia)
English
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Program description

General Studies at Melbourne

The Diploma in General Studies is a pathway into University of Melbourne degrees in Agriculture, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design and Science.

who's it for?

Whether you've finished high school and you're not sure what you want to do in the future, or if you're already in the workforce and want to advance your career with additional qualifications, the Diploma in General Studies (DiGS) is a great option for you.

If you have completed any of the following TAFE qualifications, this is another way to meet the direct entry requirements into the Diploma:
  • Certificate IV in Accounting
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

This foundational course helps you develop the academic skills required for success at University or the workforce - whether you're a recent school leaver, or mature age student.

entry to a bachelor degree

On completion of the one-year course, you could receive guaranteed entry* into one of five of the following University of Melbourne bachelor degrees in Agriculture, Science, Design, Commerce or Biomedicine.

*Guaranteed entry applies only to those eligible forAccess Melbourneand upon meeting the required guaranteed scores on completion of the DiGS.

Taste-test your future

Not sure what area of study suits you? Or have you missed some prerequisites to get into the degree you wanted? Study a diverse array of subjects, and see what works for you:

  • Academic Writing and Communication
  • Animal Systems
  • Climate Change and Impacts
  • Foundation studies in Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Economics
  • Land Resources and Management
  • Organisation and Management
  • Plant Systems
  • Systems Biology.
EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF

Immerse yourself in a unique student lifestyle with a close-knit and supportive community of staff and students. You’ll have the convenience of optional on-campus accommodation, recreational and study facilities the picturesque natural setting of the Goulburn Valley.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Why study at The University of Melbourne

Because the Melbourne Model allows you to combine over 100 areas of study, you’re free to shape the degree that’ll ultimately shape your world. You can blend psychology with artificial intelligence, wine making with international communications, music with biomedicine.

With such generous choice and scope, you’ll become the person who makes a difference: knowledgeable and well-rounded, in high demand globally, someone who can think critically and creatively, speak persuasively, adapt to new challenges and collaborate with your peers.

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