The University of Melbourne

Diploma in General Studies (Extended)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00116K

In your first semester in the Diploma in General Studies (Extended), you will complete four subjects that will prepare you to succeed at university: Land, Food and Culture / Exploring Science and Environment / Foundation Communication Skills / Exploring Numbers and Reasoning. These subjects have been designed to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and apply scientific theories and concepts to a range of real-life situations. You will build on these skills in your only other compulsory subject, Academic Writing and Communication, an apply them throughout the rest of your DiGS Extended studies, giving you the skills and confidence for you for academic success.


You’ll complete four subjects per semester as a full-time student, or two per semester if you’re studying part-time. Each subject is worth 12.5 credit points and the course is a total of 150 credit points.Full-time students will complete 12 subjects in total over 18 months, made up of four subjects per semester for three semesters. Part-time students will complete 12 subjects in total over three years, made of up two subjects per semester for six semesters.

Standard entry requirements

  • These are the subjects (with minimum scores) you must have completed to be eligible for entry to this course. Completed VCE or equivalent
  • Or completed an Appropriate VET qualification at Certificate IV or above
  • And be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • And the academic capacity and potential for leadership in the community, assessed by interview and by referee reports.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Dookie No
  • Full-time : 18 months

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