Diploma of Higher Education

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Diploma of Higher Education

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree. The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right. Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you advanced standing, or credit, for some of the subjects you successfully completed.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age from the date of course commencement or have completed Year 12 or equivalent. All students thinking about the Diploma are encouraged to contact a Pathway Programs Student Support Advisor to discuss their options.

Students in the Diploma course will enrol in specific study plans mapped to a target degree. You can choose from a variety of majors including:

  • Business
  • Business Studies
  • Education
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • General Studies
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Psychological Science
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Society and Culture

Contact the Pathways team to discuss your personalised study plan.

Induction dates

Induction for the Diploma of Higher Education is held during Orientation week (O week) prior to the start of the study period.

Please contact pathways@jcu.edu.au if you have any questions.