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Diploma

Diploma in General Studies

    • VTAC Code: 3800346001
    • International VTAC Code: NA

    What will I study?

    Overview

    PREPARE YOURSELF FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

    The Diploma of General Studies (DiGS) has one compulsory subject: Academic Writing and Communication. This subject is designed to prepare you for academic success and build your confidence in studying, writing and presenting at a university level.

    MEET UNIVERSITY PREREQUISITES YOU MISSED IN SCHOOL

    Mathematics, biology and chemistry aren’t just interesting areas to explore – they can be key to understanding a range of fields. If you didn’t study these subjects in school, DiGS can help you meet prerequisites via the following subjects:

    • Fundamentals of Mathematics (meets VCE further mathematics prerequisite in University of Melbourne degrees)
    • Systems Biology
    • Foundation Studies in Chemistry.

    EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WORK-READINESS

    General Studies offers a range of subjects in science, business, agriculture and the environments so you can find the right path for your future. Explore how businesses make decisions, what makes animals and plants grow and thrive, how a good manager works, ways we can make our lives more sustainable, and more through the following subjects:

    • Agricultural Genetics
    • Animal Systems
    • Climate Change and Impacts
    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Introductory Economics
    • Land Resources and Management
    • Landscape Information Systems
    • Organisation and Management
    • Plant Systems.

    EXPLORE THE COURSE

    CORE - undertaken in your first semester of study
    • Academic Writing and Communication
    ELECTIVES - available in Semester 1
    ELECTIVES - available in Semester 2

    Please note:
    *You are  able to enrol in single subjects
    *Subject availability varies according to semester.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    You’ll complete four subjects per semester as a full-time student or two per semester if you’re studying part-time. Each subject is worth 12.5 credit points and the course is a total of 100 credit points.

    Full-time students will undertake eight subjects in total over one year, made up of four subjects per semester for two semesters.

    Part-time students will undertake eight subjects in total over two years, made of up two subjects per semester for four semesters.