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

At Charles Sturt University (CSU), our ethos is ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’, a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’. Our students, academics, alumni and research help make the world a better place at local, regional, national and international levels. 

CSU has campuses in some of the country’s best regional centres, combining urban convenience with access to incredible wilderness and a lower cost of living. We also deliver more than 250 courses online, so you can study anywhere, any time.

At the heart of what we do is preparing you to start or progress your career with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed – whether you’re taking your first step after school, coming to uni for the first time after some time working or returning to enhance your qualifications or undertake research. 

When you study with CSU, you work with the best in the business. Our academics bring extensive professional experience to their teaching, and our courses are designed in consultation with industry so that you get the most contemporary thinking and develop the skills your industry needs. With world-class facilities and extensive workplace learning opportunities, you’ll get real-world experience so you’re job-ready when you graduate. 

It all adds up to CSU being Australia's number one university for graduate employment. With 85 per cent of CSU graduates finding full-time work within four months of finishing their degrees, you can be confident you’ll be able to make a difference in your industry and community from day one.

 CSU puts you in control of your learning. Many courses offer full-time or part-time options, and the choice to study on-campus, online or a combination of the two. You can also vary your study load to fit your degree around your life, whatever turns it may take. 

At CSU, you’re part of a tight-knit community where your lecturers know your name and you’re supported every step of the way. We welcome students from across the country and the globe, so however you’re studying, you’ll collaborate and connect with people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds. 


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