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Where can the Diploma in General Studies take you?
The Diploma in General Studies is your chance to explore your options, meet our undergraduate course prerequisites, up-skill with a Certificate III, or gain credit towards a University of Melbourne degree.
This one-year program offers a range of subjects in science, business, agriculture and the environments. You’ll 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.
This Diploma may be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Agriculture, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design or Science. If you’re eligible for Access Melbourne, you may also be eligible for guaranteed entry to one of these undergraduate degrees based on your academic achievement upon graduating from your Diploma.
Minimum ATAR 2021
Lowest selection rank 2020
Lowest ATAR selected 2020
Explore your campus
The Diploma in General Studies is taught at our Dookie campus. A living laboratory, at Dookie campus you'll benefit from a real-world research farm, a working winery, brewery, orchid, natural bush reserve and more.
Destination Australia Scholarships
The Destination Australia Program is designed to support students to study in regional Australia, and to offer students a high-quality learning experience in regional environments.
In 2020, we offered 15 Destination Australia Scholarships to Diploma in General Studies students.
Meet Diploma in General Studies student and Destination Australia Scholarship awardee, Alex Lovel
When Alex discovered he would be taking his Diploma in General Studies classes from home due to social distancing, he was worried he’d find it hard to stay on top of study. But a few weeks into the University’s, ‘virtual campus’ model, Alex says he and his classmates are finding benefits to this new way of learning.
“The lecturers made the transition incredibly easy, ensuring we get notifications of when our online sessions are, and keeping us updated on assignments and tasks we have to complete.”
Are you interested in a career in agricultural, food or veterinary sciences?
Learn more about our study program including each of our majors and pathways to Melbourne with the Diploma in General Studies at Open Days 2020. You'll also find out about your graduate study options such as the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Take the opportunity to ask questions, and hear from our current students and academics.