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Diploma in General Studies

University of the Sunshine Coast
1 year
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Sunshine Coast
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Program description

Study overseas in any area you’re passionate about.

Are you looking to study abroad for one # or two semesters, and want to receive an Australian qualification while you study?If your answer is yes, then USC’s Diploma in General Studies may be the program for you!

USC’s Diploma in General Studies is a recognised 1-year (96 units) Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) award program.

This program is a great option if you have just finished high school and want to study abroad without committing to a 3- or 4-year degree program. It is also a good option, if you are currently enrolled at an overseas institution and only want to study abroad for a short time, while possibly earning an AQF qualification to use towards your home degree*.

* Subject to home institution approval.

Course flexibility while studying amongst the locals

To be eligible to graduate from this program, you are required to successfully complete 8 courses (96 units) over two semesters.

Each semester you will be required to enrol in 4 courses (or 48 units) from USC’s extensive course catalogue.

The courses on offer are taken directly from within several of USC’s undergraduate programs, which means you have the opportunity to enrol in classes with the locals, while having the flexibility to choose your preferred courses.

Head to the What will I study? tab to see all the courses you can choose from.

Graduate with an award and celebrate your achievements

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in General Studies program are eligible to

  • Graduate with an (AQF) Diploma
  • Participate in the USC Graduation ceremony, and/or
  • Participate in the International Ceremony of Completion
Apply for credit and complete your program in one semester #

USC offers eligible students the opportunity to apply for the Diploma in General Studies with up to 50 percent credit transfer#, which gives students the opportunity to complete the program in one semester.

# To be eligible, students with recognised prior tertiary studies must apply for and receive credit transfer into the Diploma in General Studies.

  • Students can apply for credit for up to 4 courses (or 48 units)
  • If 4 courses of credit transfer are granted, students will be required to successfully complete the remaining 4 courses (48 units) at USC to graduate
  • Eligibility of credit transfer can only be assessed once an application has been received

Admission requirements

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

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Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast offers the best of both worlds – it’s the place where learning meets lifestyle. The 2014 Good Universities Guide awarded USC five stars for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction – the highest ratings of...

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