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Diploma

Diploma in General Studies

    • VTAC Code: 3800346001
    • International VTAC Code: NA

    Fees & scholarships

    Your fees explained

    What about other costs?

    What fees do I pay?

    As a domestic undergraduate student, you will enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government.

    You’ll pay a student contribution amount – with the amount determined each year by the Australian Government – based on the subjects you take not the overall course you are studying.

    You can pay your student contribution amount to the University when you enrol (upfront), or you can defer this cost through the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) if you’re eligible.

    HECS-HELP

    HECS-HELP is the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program. It enables you to borrow the amount of your student contribution and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level. A HECS-HELP loan is not means tested.

    HECS-HELP is available to eligible Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who are enrolled in a CSP.

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

    You will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which in 2018 was $298 for full-time students and $223 for part-time students. SA-HELP, a government funded loan scheme, is available to help eligible students pay all or part of their SSAF.

    The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and SA-HELP.

    Scholarships

    Find a scholarship that's right for you

    Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia. Scholarships, prizes and grants can propel you to new heights and help you explore new opportunities.

    With over 1200 scholarships and prizes available for new and current students, it’s more than likely there is one that you’re eligible for. For many of our undergraduate scholarships we’ll assess your eligibility when you apply for your course, so you don’t need to put in a separate application. Here are just some of the scholarships available at Melbourne.