A lot can change in a year...

Make a choice for your future – apply for a Diploma of Higher Education with James Cook University.

1800 246 446

pathways@jcu.edu.au

Why choose the Diploma of Higher Education?

If it’s been a while since you studied or you don’t have the prerequisite qualifications for your chosen degree, the Diploma of Higher Education from JCU can get you into university and improve your employment opportunities. This one-year program is a university qualification and a pathway into a Bachelor degree.

It’s your pathway to new skills

You can do a General Studies Diploma, or choose a career specific Diploma. You’ll develop your skills in digital technology, improve your confidence and make friends through small study groups.

You can shape your future

We’ll help you map a realistic career path based on your skills and interests, and you’ll experience what life at university is like, so you graduate ready to step up to a degree.

You get step-by-step support

As an on-campus student you’ll get all the one-to-one support you need including:

  • Individual consultations with Learning Advisors
  • Workshops to improve skills such as organisation
  • Presentations and support to improve your maths and writing skills

You get more opportunity

On successful completion you’ll be eligible for credit towards many JCU degrees.


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Study areas

With seven study areas to choose from, you'll find a course that’s right for you.
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  • Society & Culture

    Select subjects such as Sociology; Time, Truth and the Human Condition; and Effective Writing. Successful completion provides credit towards degrees including the Bachelor of Arts.

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  • Business Studies

    Select subjects such as Managing Consumer Markets, Business Law and Economics for Sustainable Business. Successful completion provides credit towards degrees including the Bachelor of Business.

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  • Engineering & Applied Science

    Select subjects such as Chemistry, Ecology and Physics to build skills in Engineering and Applied Science. Successful completion provides credit towards degrees in Engineering-related fields.

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  • Health

    Select subjects such as Anatomy, Physiological Systems and Exploring Psychology to build your foundation in Health. Successful completion provides credit towards Health-related degrees.

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  • Information Technology

    Select subjects such as Programming, Internet Fundamentals and Interactive Media. Successful completion provides credit towards degrees including the Bachelor of Information Technology.

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  • Science

    Select subjects such as Functional Biology, Modelling Natural Systems, and Environmental Processes and Global Change. Successful completion provides credit towards Science-related degrees.

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  • General Studies

    Build a Diploma to meet your career goals by choosing from a wide range of subjects including Business Communications, Health Care, Biodiversity, Engineering and Social Sciences.

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A lot can change in a year…

Start making changes for your future today. Apply now for the Diploma of Higher Education at James Cook University and study on campus in Townsville or Cairns.
1800 246 446
pathways@jcu.edu.au

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