Diploma

Diploma in General Studies (Extended)

  • VTAC Code: 3800310701
  • International VTAC Code: NA

Admission requirements

Admission criteria

This information will help you find the most useful and relevant admission and selection requirements based on your circumstances.

  • Completed secondary education recently (within the past two years)
  • Applicants will be assessed based on their entire academic record and the VTAC Personal Statement.

    Applicants with relevant work experience may be given additional consideration. Details must be provided via the VTAC Personal Statement.

    Some applicants may be required to attend an interview, complete a selection test, or supply employer references/referees as part of the selection process.

  • Completed some or all of a higher education qualification
  • A foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate English language studies.

  • Completed some or all of a VET qualification
  • Completion of one of the following qualifications will be deemed to be equivalent to completing VCE for the purposes of entry to the Diploma in General Studies:

    • 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

    A senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate English language studies.

  • Applicants with work and/or life experience
  • A senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate English language studies.

Additional information

  • Advanced standing
  • Advanced standing (sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning) may be awarded based on prior study. Advanced standing is not awarded for work experience in undergraduate degrees.

    How to apply for Advanced Standing

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • We are committed to improving participation in higher education by Indigenous students. If you tell us you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (through the VTAC course application and/or the VTAC SEAS application), your status will be verified by Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

    Once verified, an assessment will be made to determine whether you are likely to succeed in the course you apply for. The usual entry requirements and entry standards for the course will not necessarily apply. However, they will be considered as part of the assessment of whether you are ‘likely to succeed’. When determining your ‘likelihood to succeed’, the additional support available through Murrup Barak and the Wilin Centre will be taken into consideration.

    For some applicants, an Indigenous selection guarantee may apply. Indigenous applicants regularly receive offers when their ATAR (or notional ATAR) is significantly below the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made and the minimum ATAR for a course.