Diploma of General Studies

Charles Sturt University

The Diploma of General Studies is a pathway program that provides guaranteed entry to some CSU courses, providing a wide range of opportunities and choices to graduates. This course is offered in partnerships with selected TAFE Institutes.

Entry Requirements:

Normally, applicants will have completed Year 12 or equivalent, however applicants with other educational backgrounds will also be considered. TAFEs may interview potential applicants to confirm admission.


8 subjects studied over two 17-week sessions.

Subjects you can Study:

Academic skills

Study Pathways:

Successful completion of the Diploma of General Studies provides guaranteed entry into many non-competitive CSU degrees. In some cases, credit for up to four CSU subjects in the bachelor degree will be granted.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00005F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bathurst 30 No Full time 1 year
Wagga Wagga 30 No Full time 1 year
Albury-Wodonga 30 No Full time 1 year
Port Macquarie 30 No Full time 1 year

What are we most proud of?

CSU is the university with Australia’s highest graduate employment rate. Our graduates also have one of the highest starting salaries in Australia.*

That isn’t by accident

At CSU, we pack our courses full of hands-on learning in our world-class facilities. We focus all our energy on getting you ready for the job you want, as we believe that having a job you love is the key to living a full and happy life. You benefit, your family benefits and our communities benefit. 


It’s a word that means a lot to us. What is your education worth? What is getting a job that fulfils you worth? What is being able to study while working worth? What is being able to gain the same qualification whether you’re living in major city or a tiny town worth? 

To us – everything

CSU’s ethos is ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’, a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’. It’s this wisdom that we strive to achieve every day for our students, our communities and ourselves. 

Insightful, inclusive, impactful and inspiring

These are our values, derived from our ethos. We believe that by working together, with these values as our guide, we can make this a world worth living in. And we think that something as simple as helping you get the job of your dreams is a good place to start.


*Australian University Ratings and Rankings 2017/2018, The Good Universities Guide. 

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