Diploma of Higher Education

Diploma of Higher Education

Course code

113121

Course type

Diploma (AQF Level 5)

Division

Division of Academic and Student Life (Administered by Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement)

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course prerequisites

Business Major – English (Maths B desirable)

All other Majors – Nil

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

APPLICANTS OF NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING BACKGROUND

For the Business major1

Applicants of non-English speaking background must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

For the Health major

Applicants of non-English speaking background must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

For all other majors

Applicants of non-English speaking background must meet the following English language proficiency requirements:

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no component lower than 5.0)

  • 4 semesters of sound achievement or better in a senior secondary language rich subject (e.g. English, English Communication, History, Legal Studies, Business and Communication)

  • successfully completed a university preparation course or at least one Academic English or Writing subject as part of a Tertiary Preparation Program offered by an Australian University

  • successfully completed a minimum of 1 year FTE at tertiary level with a passing GPA, or at least one English/Humanities subject at AQF 7 Bachelor degree level or higher with a passing GPA

  • other achievement deemed equivalent by the Dean, Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement.

1the Business major has a course pre-requisite of English 4, SA

APPLICANTS OF ENGLISH SPEAKING BACKGROUND

All majors

Students of English speaking background are assumed to be proficient in the English language and are therefore not required to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Additional selection
requirements

James Cook University appreciates that a student's performance in Year 12 studies may not always be a true indicator of their ability to succeed at university. Therefore JCU will consider a school principal’s recommendation of an applicant's potential for university study for admission to the Diploma of Higher Education.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply theoretical and technical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas, in a discipline or broad field of learning

  • Identify, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, claims and evidence from a range of sources

  • Communicate ideas, arguments and perspectives in a clear and logical way through English language proficiency and a range of media and technologies

  • Analyse, plan, design and evaluate solutions to problems by applying creativity, initiative and judgment and, where appropriate, numeracy skills

  • Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in learning independently and managing personal development and future pathways

  • Apply knowledge of diversity and interpersonal and/or intercultural skills to work effectively in teams to complete a range of activities within broad parameters.

Course Structure

Course Structure – Business Major

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table 1

TABLE 1 (BUSINESS MAJOR)

Types of majors

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

Available for mid-year entry

Not available at all campuses

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Business

Townsville

Cairns

External

 

Course Structure – All other majors

CORE SUBJECTS

CU1022:03 Developing Academic Skills

CS1022:03 Learning in a Digital Environment

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table 2

TABLE 2 (ALL OTHER MAJORS)

Types of majors

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Notes

All majors are available for mid-year entry

Not all majors are available at all campuses

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Business Studies

Brisbane

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

International students only in Brisbane

Engineering and Applied Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

General Studies

Cairns

Singapore

Thursday Island

Townsville





Delivery at Thursday Island will be in Limited Attendance mode

Health

Cairns

Thursday Island

Townsville



Delivery at Thursday Island will be in Limited Attendance mode

Information Technology

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

 

Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Society and Culture

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

Business Studies only

Cairns

 

Singapore

Business Studies, General Studies, Information Technology, and Society and Culture majors only

Townsville

 
Thursday IslandHealth and General Studies majors only - delivered in Limited attendance mode

External

Business major only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

One year full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Other than with the approval of the Dean, Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement or authorised delegate, Diploma of Higher Education students majoring in Health, Business Studies, Society and Culture, Information Technology, Science, Engineering and Applied Science, or General Studies must enrol in the two core subjects either prior to or concurrently with other Diploma subjects.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam forfinal subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Approved abbreviation

DipHigherEd

Inclusion of stream of study on testamur

The major will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible to apply for entry into JCU bachelor degrees. Successful Diploma students may be granted advanced standing for subjects successfully completed under this course towards a Bachelor degree.