Diploma

Diploma in General Studies

  • VTAC Code: 3800346001
  • International VTAC Code: NA

Where will this take me?

Overview

The Diploma in General Studies gives you the chance to explore your options. If you’ve never studied maths, science or other prerequisites before, this is your opportunity to undertake these subjects in a supportive environment to give you the foundations you need to pursue the career you want.

You can study course prerequisites, up-skill with a Certificate III, or gain credit towards a University of Melbourne degree.

Entry into an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne

On completion of the one-year course, you could receive guaranteed entry into one of six of the following University of Melbourne bachelor degrees. Guaranteed entry applies only to those eligible for Access Melbourne and upon meeting the required guaranteed scores on completion of the DiGS.

If eligible, you could get guaranteed entry to one of the following:

Entry to University of Melbourne bachelor degree Guaranteed entry requirements
Bachelor of Agriculture Guaranteed entry if you achieve a pass in all DiGS subjects, and up to 87.5 points of credit (equivalent to 7 standard subjects)
Bachelor of ArtsGuaranteed entry if you achieve an average score of 75 in all DiGS subjects
Bachelor of Biomedicine Guaranteed entry if you achieve an average score of 90 in all DiGS subjects and meet laboratory science** and maths prerequisites^
Bachelor of Commerce Guaranteed entry if you achieve an average score of 85 in all DiGS subjects and meet the maths prerequisites^
Bachelor of Design Guaranteed entry if you achieve an average score of 75 in all DiGS subjects
Bachelor of Science Guaranteed entry if you achieve an average score of 75 in all DiGS subjects and meet laboratory science** and maths prerequisites^


** If one of BIOL10006 or CHEM10008 has been used to meet the laboratory science prerequisite for the BSc, or CHEM10008 has been used to meet the Chemistry prerequisite for BBiomed, then no credit for that subject can be taken into the degree.

^Students without a 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 cannot meet the mathematics prerequisites for the BCom, BBiomed or BSc using MAST10017, and must meet the prerequisite in other ways, for example, via UOM Calculus and Probability online or Unilearn Senior Mathematics.

Be ready for the workforce

The diploma furthers your skills so you will be more prepared to enter employment.

Up-skill and advance your career

If you're already in the workforce, you can study single subjects for your professional development. Choose from our array of subjects.

Explore your future

A Diploma in General Studies gives you a year of breathing space to decide what you really want to do next, and provides a structured stepping stone to a meaningful outcome – whether that is employment or further study at the University of Melbourne.

Further study

Graduates of the Diploma in General Studies may wish to continue their studies at university or TAFE.

Profile

Alexander Lovel

“DiGS provides me the opportunity to go into almost any degree I want. It’s extremely helpful if you’re not sure what to study as it opens up lots of pathways. If I hadn’t received the Destination Australia Scholarship I wouldn’t be studying this year. It means I haven’t had to take a gap year and save up for university. It was a head start that I couldn’t refuse and has given me a huge advantage starting my career pathway.”